There are currently a number of hip credit card gadgets and devices available in the market today. These innovations range from cutting edge advanced technology machines, down to low-tech fashion accessories. Some promise to make transactions faster and more convenient while others get people's attention for their design and fashion bend.
Below are three gadgets that show the most promise and could very well find their way in any consumers' list of must-haves.
1) Piece of Cake - a creation of Yanko Design, Piece of Cake promises to change the way friends purchase things together. Piece of Cake allows people in a group, say a dinner with pals, to just pay for things they want or bought. For example, you went out with co-workers to eat in a new restaurant and each one bought a particular dish. When it's time pick up the tab, it is either someone would pay for the whole group and just collect individual payments later or each one would have to shell out an x amount - that means taking out some hard currency. With Piece of Cake, the hassles of splitting the bill are eliminated. It makes payment easy and convenient because you can use your own credit card and just pay for the things you purchased. The Piece of Cake has a display window that shows the total bill and the breakdown of the items bought. You could then select the item or items you want to pay and then swipe your card to enable the payment transaction. No taking out of cash involved and counting change. Piece of Cake definitely takes the cake in innovative payment methods.
2) Nintendo Entertainment System Controller Business Card Case - though originally made to carry business cards, this mini contraption can hold credit cards as well. Patterned after the original Family Computer controller, the holder can pass off as the real thing. It has the A, B buttons, start, up-down, left-right keys, and has copied everything down to the last detail.
This holder would surely impress fashion hounds as it is a takeoff from the 80s, which is the retro trend right now. The holder would remind people who grew up in the 80s, their carefree days when life seemed more simple and uncomplicated.
3) Square - Square is the product of the imaginative mind of Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey. Square is an innovative credit card scanning device that allows users to process credit card payment using an iPhone or iPod. Square is compatible with iPhones and iPods and can be beneficial to small businessmen, who normally do not have access to commercial grade credit card scanning machines.