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PayPal launches mobile Here bank card reader

Paying with PayPal is about to get even easier, even in the real world

PayPal has announced a blue triangle of plastic – but it’s better than it sounds – giving you the ability to pay for real world items using your iPhone, with Android coming soon. Well in the US, Canada and Hong Kong only for now. Once the UK gets the reader dubbed Here, it will mean quick payment of items from your PayPal account anywhere displaying the Here sign.

Plug in the card reader via your headphones port, open the app, then swipe your credit or debit card. You’ll be able to chose to pay via your PayPal account or even from the bank card you’ve swiped. It sounds like a super secure method of payment that gives those without NFC an option to feel futuristic and use their mobile. Once places start displaying the Here option to accept this payment that is. Watch out Google Wallet. For full capabilities check out the PayPal FAQ page.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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