Someone wrote in asking about the different types of QuickBooks card readers for use with Payment Services. There are three different ones that are still being used, depending on which QuickBooks product(s) you might be using and what version.
QuickBooks Card Reader
The QuickBooks Card Reader currently is the only mobile card reader available for purchase through Intuit sources. It has an LED display that allows you to pay, tip and transaction without sharing your mobile device.
The card reader accepts EMV chip cards and contactless payments such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
The reader will connect via Bluetooth with the QuickBooks GoPayment App or the QuickBooks Online Mobile App. It also supports QuickBooks Desktop versions (newer than 2018) via the USB-C cable provided with the reader.
It recharges through a provided USB-C cable or a separately sold QuickBooks Power-stand.
For more details see one (or more) of these QuickBooks Support articles:
QuickBooks Chip & Magstripe Card Reader
The QuickBooks Chip & Magstripe Card Reader works with QuickBooks Desktop (including all versions newer than 2018) using a micro-USB cable that’s included with the reader.
The card reader accepts EMV chip cards, along with debit and credit cards having magstripes. It also will work with the QuickBooks GoPayment App or QuickBooks Online Mobile App via Bluetooth.
The card reader charges through the included micro-USB cable.
QuickBooks All-in-One Card Reader
The All-in-One QuickBooks Card Reader accepts chip cards, debit and credit cards with magstripe and contactless payments for Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
It will work via Bluetooth with the QuickBooks GoPayment App or the QuickBooks Online Mobile App.
It will run for a week or longer depending on the volume of use, and charges via an included docking station.
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