Square Reader for magstripe Technical Specifications

Connectivity
Headphone jack

Headphone jack
3.5 mm

Lightning connector

Lightning connector
iPhone and iPad only

Compatibility
Square Reader for magnetic stripe cards device compatibility

Square Reader for magnetic stripe cards works with most phones and tablets.
Plug it into your phone or tablet and use any Square POS app to take payments.

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Using the headphone jack, you can also plug Square Reader into your MacBook and Chromebook computer and take payments with Square Virtual Terminal.

Dimensions
Square Reader for magnetic stripe card dimensions and measurements
Square Reader for magstripe dimensions and measurements

Square Reader for magnetic stripe card dimensions (Lightning):

  • Height: 1.58 in. (40 mm)
  • Width: 1.06 in. (27 mm)
  • Depth: 0.3 in. (8 mm)

Square Reader for magnetic stripe card dimensions (headset jack):

  • Height: 1.76 in. (45 mm)
  • Width: 1.06 in. (27 mm)
  • Depth: 0.3 in. (8 mm)
In the box
In the box

Square Reader for magstripe

Accepts
Square Reader payment types accepted

Magnetic stripe cards

Processing fees
Square Reader for magnetic stripe card processing fees

2.65% per swipe.

No monthly fees and no long-term commitments. Custom rates available for businesses that process $250k+ in credit card sales annually.

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Software
Square reader for magnetic stripe cards software compatibility

Free, powerful software to run any business.
Square has a variety of POS options to best support you and your unique business needs. Reader supports all Square point of sale solutions.

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Power modes

No charging needed

Colour

White

Materials

Plastic

Weight

0.23 oz. (7 g)

Accessories
Support

Square Reader is covered by a 6 month limited warranty. Plus, you can get free help from our customer support team during business hours. Access the Square Reader guide for handy tutorial videos and common troubleshooting steps, or get in touch with our product specialists.

Square Reader for magstripe with Lightning and headset jack

Buy Square Reader for magstripe

$10.00 (First reader FREE)