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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
fine reader – USB Universal Magnetic Stripe Credit/Debit Card Bidirectional Swipe Reader Reviews

posted by bpetreski on 07/18/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Easy to use, just plug it in and swipe your card. Input is simply done as a USB keyboard. Works perfectly under Windows and Linux. Non-slip rubber feet on the bottom mean the reader is unlikely to fall off your desk. Lightweight and well constructed.
Cons:
It's light in weight. Rubber feet are not preventing movement on table/surface. Swipe-speed should be fast. a gentle swipe won't register Instructions only in Chinese (not required for the USB version though). Could be cheaper
Other:
Bottomline:
This is a very good product for testing and development. If it is used in a store it needs to be handled with care for it to last a long time. I was spooked by a previous owner who had problems with it on a Mac, but this works just as well for me on Linux and Windows as a device priced as 10x more in a metal casing.

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