PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor

Dieter Bohn, The Verge:

As for the dongle itself, well, it’s a big, blue, plastic triangle. It’s big: much bigger than the Square card reader. It’s blue: matching with PayPal’s own branding and coming in two tones, neither of which is very appealing. It’s plastic: presumably these were prototypes we were looking at, but we’re not impressed with the build quality at all. There are big seams where the parts come together and the plastic itself has a finish that lacks the subtle elegance of the Square reader.

Really looks like a rough hack.

Thursday, 15 March 2012