Griffin and Square just announced a brand new iPhone case that includes a slot for holding the Square credit card reader, and which also cradles it to make the reader more secure. It looks like it could be just the thing for adding durability to a mobile commerce solution. No idea how well it works yet, but when we get a demo unit we’ll put out a full review.
LAS VEGAS, NV – January 5, 2014 – Today, Griffin Technology and Square introduce Merchant case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, the first protective case optimized for a Square Reader. Griffin’s new Merchant case builds on Square’s easy selling experience for mobile businesses everywhere. The introduction of the Merchant case launches Works with Square, a program that allows developers to build accessories for Square businesses.
Merchant Case + Square Reader
Square and hardware developer Griffin Technology partnered to design the Merchant case to enhance both performance and convenience for merchants selling on the go with Square.
The case is custom-molded to secure the Square Reader when connected. A groove in the bottom of the case aligns with the Square Reader to guide a credit card to an easy, consistent swipe time after time. Made from durable silicone, the case protects the phone from bumps and drops. The case’s non-slip sides and corners make it easier to hold the phone and to hand over for customers’ signatures. Additionally, the Square Reader can be detached and stored in the back of the case when not in use.
“Griffin is proud to be Square’s inaugural partner in its Works with Square program,” said J. Curtis, Director of B2B Product Development at Griffin. “Our Merchant case is the first protective case designed to augment and provide storage for the Square Reader. Paired together, our Merchant case and Square Reader create the ideal point of sale solution for all businesses on the go.”
Works with Square
Square is committed to making business tools accessible and easy to use for every kind of seller. Square’s tools are designed to give businesses effective, efficient, and seamless solutions for everything from accepting payments to managing their back office. And now, Works with Square accessories allow customers access to more products that meet the most specific needs of their business.
“Square lets me do business anywhere,” says Ben Pearson of GreenKeys Locksmith. “I don’t have to worry about how I’ll accept payments, and my customers don’t have to worry about carrying cash or a checkbook.”
Merchant Case + Square Reader works with Square Register, the free point of sale app that lets anyone, anywhere, accept credit card payments and run their business. With a customizable checkout flow, smart business analytics, and digital receipts, Square Register serves the needs of businesses of all sizes and types, from a locksmith to a retail store.
Merchant Case + Square Reader is available to order for $19.99 at store.griffintechnology.com/merchant-square-case-for-iphone-5 (current orders shipping within 2 weeks). The new Merchant Case will be on display at Griffin’s CES booth located in LVCC, North Hall, Booth #5306.
To schedule a meeting at CES with Griffin’s Public Relations representative, Heather Maurer, contact Madison McClymonds at email@example.com or at 305-374-4404 x 146.
To schedule a meeting at CES with Square’s Public Relations representative, contact KC Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-387-4393.
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin’s kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world’s foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over.Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin’s entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter @griffintech.
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Whether a business needs to accept credit cards, manage a full point of sale system, or sell online, Square offers simple and affordable tools so businesses of all sizes can start, run, and grow. The company began with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allowing businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate. Square now offers a full suite of hardware and software tools including Square Register, Square Stand, Square Market, Square Wallet, and Square Cash. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan.