About the card readers

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iZettle Reader
Card Reader Lite
Card Reader Pro Contactless
Card Reader Pro
Borrow a friend's card reader
Important notice regarding use
Handling and caring for your Reader

iZettle Reader



Our most sleek, current design for card payment machines to date.
  • Connects to your device via Bluetooth
  • Accepts chip, magstripe (swipe) and contactless (tap) payments, including Apple Pay and Samsung Pay
  • Transactions are approved with the customer’s PIN or signature
  • Fast, stable and easy to use – contactless card payments and transactions under £30 are approved in seconds
  • Charges via USB cable (approximately 1‒2 hours); compatible with charging dock
  • Eight hour battery life (100 transactions)
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Card Reader Lite

A compact card machine for small business that connects via audio jack.
  • Connects via cable to your  smartphone or tablet’s audio jack
  • Transactions are approved with the customer's PIN
  • Accepts chip and magstripe (swipe) payments 
  • Turns off automatically to preserve battery
  • Charges via USB cable (approximately 30 minutes)
  • 200 transaction battery life
If you’re using an alternative to the audio cable provided with your card reader, make sure it is a four-pin cable and no longer than 0.5 m.

Card Reader Pro Contactless


A neatly crafted credit card reader with seamless tap payments.
  • Connects to your device via Bluetooth
  • Accepts chip, magstripe (swipe) and contactless (tap) payments,and payments from NFC phones
  • Four indicators create a smooth user experience for contactless (tap) payments – these, as well as transactions under £30 are approved in seconds
  • Automatically enters sleep mode when not in use for optimal battery life
  • 100 transaction battery life (five days when using sleep mode)
  • Charges via USB cable (1.5 hours)
  • The Pro Contactless and your smartphone/tablet can move up to 10 metres away from each other without losing connection
When accepting a contactless payment, the card must be held above the card reader until the four indicators are lit before removal.                                      

Card Reader Pro


A tidy credit card machine that keeps doing business on the go simple. 
  • Connects to your device via Bluetooth
  • Transactions are approved with the customer's PIN
  • Accepts chip and magstripe (swipe) payments
  • Enters sleep mode when not in use to conserve battery power
  • Charges via USB cable( approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Two hour battery life (continuous use, or 300 consecutive transactions)
  • The Card Reader Pro and your smartphone/tablet can move be up to 10 metres away from each other without losing connection
Press the small black button on the left side of your card reader to turn it on and off.

Borrow a friend’s card reader

The iZettle Reader can be used with a variety of iOS and Android devices. Please note that you’ll need to connect your card reader and device via Bluetooth first. Check if your device is compatible here, as well as whether you have the most up-to-date version of your smartphone/tablet software).

Important notice regarding use

iZettle supplies the card reader device for use by you or your business, as applicable, and you agree not to use the product for any re-sale purposes. You must not use the product for any purpose other than effecting payment transactions through your installed version of the iZettle mobile software application. You may not modify the software or the hardware of the product in any way, save to the extent permitted by mandatory law. 

Handling and caring for your Reader

Keep the card reader in a cool, dry place (ideally, 22° C). Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the device’s exterior. Do not spray any type of liquid directly onto the device, and avoid  exposure of any of its openings to moisture.  Do not use solvents. Ensure that nothing enters your card reader through any openings, such as the card slots. Avoid causing shock or negligent handling of your card reader.  

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