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

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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.

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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.

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retroboy

WANT! Considering that most POS (Point of Sale) machines cost more than this and are really overcharging for what is often a real POS this is a very nice concept and could actually see myself buying this. However the model I would want would be without a cash drawer since the servers handle that themselves. The idea of a audio out that would allow me to run Pandora (from the website) in the background is a very nice idea