The Cash Register of the Future Wraps the iPad in Beautiful Bamboo

You can add the cash register to the list of endangered technologies that tablets and smartphones are killing off. But the iPad and Square-powered Cashbox promises to give them one last hurrah before they completely fade away.

The lovely wooden enclosure includes an iPad connected to a Square reader, which makes swiping credit cards a bit easier thanks to a bamboo case around the tablet. It also pivots, so the cashier can enter the purchase details while the customer signs for their purchase. The Cashbox includes a receipt printer tucked away inside, as well as a locking cash drawer for customers who still want to pay with pieces of paper and metal discs.

The basic Cashbox, even without an iPad, is still a hefty $900. But it can be fully configured with custom laser etching, different types of bamboo, and more sophisticated cash drawer hardware, pushing it closer to $1,200+. Survival never does come cheap.

The Cash Register of the Future Wraps the iPad in Beautiful Bamboo

[Happy Owl Studio via The Gadgeteer]