Today in Gear: May 15, 2014

Today in gear we examine copper espresso machines and tumblers, J. Crew's foray into color blocked shirts, Square's take on Seamless, desk accessories for this disorganized and D-Link's new smart plug.

This system is no P.O.S.

Square Business in a Box

Brick-and-mortar merchants looking for a point of sale system that isn’t a POS can end their search here. Powered by Square's mobile payment system, Business in a Box ($249+) is a point of sale solution designed to handle small business needs with ease while keeping the IRS at bay.

It's hip to be square

Kickstarter: Square by CleanBottle

When was the last time you thought about your water bottle? When it leaked? When your water started tasting funky? Well, the Square by CleanBottle may be the first bottle you not only think about, but covet. Developed by a Red Dot award-winning designer and a team of former Apple engineers, the SQUARE is a...

It's hip (monetarily) to be...


Throughout history, the retail experience has gone through continual reinvention: barter to coin to paper to plastic – and soon, even cash registers may be considered obsolete. Square is the latest, brilliant, “there’s an app for that!” moment, designed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It’s a postage stamp sized magnetic card reader that attaches to...

Never Leave Home Without It


iPhone, iPad, and Android users. Your payment system is here and no it’s not a shape. Well, actually it is. Using your device’s 3.5mm headphone jack, you can now accept credit card payments using Square: a small cube-shaped credit card reader that’s free for anyone who signs up for the service. The app is free...

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