Here's a case that many mobile business owners may be interested in adding to their iPhone 5/5S: Griffin's Merchant case, the "first protective case optimized for a Square Reader."
The $19.99 Merchant Case + Square Reader is due to ship in the next two weeks and works with Square Register
, the free point-of-sale app that lets you accept credit card payments via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
One key feature of the new case is that it has a compartment on the back for storing the detachable Square Reader when you're not using it. Griffin also notes that the case is custom-molded to secure the Square Reader when connected and a groove in the bottom is supposed to make it easier to swipe credit cards consistently.
The Merchant case debut coincides with Square's launch of Works with Square, a program that allows developers to build accessories for Square businesses.
The Merchant Case + Square Reader is available to order now at Griffin's online store