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SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader

Protect your identity and card information when buying online.


SmartSwipe® encrypts and protects your credit card information to make online shopping faster and safer than ever.
  • Just swipe your credit card at your PC--no typing card numbers
  • Encrypted against hackers, viruses and spyware
  • Works on virtually any website accepting credit card payments
  • Light, portable, easy to use
  • Requires Internet connection and available USB port
Just plug SmartSwipe® into your PC and go.
It's immune to hackers, viruses and spyware. And it works on virtually any website that accepts credit card payments. Use at home, at work, in coffee shops or Internet cafes. Just plug the USB cable into any available USB port. Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Requires Internet Explorer 6 or higher or Firefox 3.6 or higher. Requires Internet connection and available USB port.

Never again expose your credit card number over the Internet. Order your SmartSwipe from Brookstone today!
SmartSwipe  Personal Credit Card Reader
SmartSwipe  Personal Credit Card Reader

SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader

651448p

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SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader
 
4.0

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Reliable (17)
  • Fast (16)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home or business (16)
    • Anywhere (10)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (19), Budget shopper (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (28)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Be secure on the Internet

    I shop online pretty often. And I've often worried about who has access to my financial information when I type in my card number and expiration date. No More. With the Smart Swipe...Read complete review

    I shop online pretty often. And I've often worried about who has access to my financial information when I type in my card number and expiration date. No More. With the Smart Swipe Reader, I put my card info online instantly, encrypted for security. It's just a smarter way to shop online.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    JUNK

    I buy everything on the internet because prices are always cheaper than in stores. I thought this would make things easier, but I tried using this thing dozens and dozens of times and it...Read complete review

    I buy everything on the internet because prices are always cheaper than in stores. I thought this would make things easier, but I tried using this thing dozens and dozens of times and it never once worked. I always got an error message because it never copied all the information that was required when I swiped my card, and I tried more than one card with this device. It was a total waste of money. There was no help information or FAQs on the site to help with this device, so I tossed it. Don't waste your money on this. I only gave it 1 star because I couldn't rate it lower.

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    1.0

    Disappointing gadget

    By Dag

    from Naples, FL

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Nice Appearance

    Cons

    • Does Not Work With Latest
    • Need Old Versions Of Brow
    • Requires Old Browsers
    • Versions Of Firefox Or Ie

    Best Uses

      Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

      Does not work with latest versions of Firefox or IE. No one telles you this until you contact Support for help. I was quite disappointed.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Dangerous Junk

      By Kim

      from Morris, CT

      Pros

        Cons

        • Caused Havoc Wcomputer
        • Never worked
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

          This card reader never worked but it did reconfigure computer systems causing multiple processing failures. I spent 6 hours and $240 with 2 computer techs to remove this rogue program and reconfigure my system.
          Additionally, "customer service" for Brookstone promised to credit my payment account and stated I did NOT need to return the item. However, more than a week has passed and I have seen no refund. Both the product and Brookstone are a disappointment.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          5.0

          Smart swipe can save my credit rating

          By MBV

          from Melrose, MA

          About Me Constant Internet Shopper, Tech Savvy

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Useable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Online Shopping

            Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

            being a huge internet shopper I feel safer using this device than giving businesses my credit information for each purchase.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC
             
            4.0

            safe,smart,easy 4 multiple users!

            By T-Bone

            from Boston

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Fast
            • Military-grade Encryption
            • Reliable
            • Works On 98percent Of Web

            Cons

            • A Few Websites Dont Work

            Best Uses

            • Any Cc Payment Online
            • Anywhere
            • Home or Business
            • Travel

            Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

            This thing is fantastic!! I love using it,not only is it a cool gadget that makes shoping fun but it makes it very easy and SAFE!! all info is auto-encrypted that can be reviewed and changed and once youve used a card and saved your info(encrypted and hid on YOUR pc!)it only takes 1 click and a swipe to fill in most of the payment screen."when the light is green the trap is clean".All card info is auto-filled,encrypted, hidden,and lit up green(not even you can see it!) Although there is no manual there is a help button with a walkthrough and a tutorial at the beginning.super easy to use!! most but not all websites support the cardswipe ive found 2 out of about 80(between me and my wife).Not even she can see my card info or what card i used(just visa not which one)at least until the bill comes.lol.I use internet explorer and it workes with no problems at all,not even once!!so good luck and enjoy! youll love this thing!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC
             
            1.0

            JUNK

            By Art Muscle

            from West Haven, CT

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

              I buy everything on the internet because prices are always cheaper than in stores. I thought this would make things easier, but I tried using this thing dozens and dozens of times and it never once worked. I always got an error message because it never copied all the information that was required when I swiped my card, and I tried more than one card with this device. It was a total waste of money. There was no help information or FAQs on the site to help with this device, so I tossed it. Don't waste your money on this. I only gave it 1 star because I couldn't rate it lower.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC
               
              1.0

              Worst buy ever

              By Disappointed

              from Houston, Tx

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

                Cons

                • Did Not Work Most Times
                • Had To Reload Software
                • No Support
                • Not Durable
                • Only Works Periodically
                • Reload Software Often
                • Unreliable
                • Vendor Would Not Respond

                Best Uses

                • None
                • No where

                Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

                I tried to contact the vendor numerous times with no response. I reloaded the software numerous times as stated in the Q&A. This did not resolve the issue. I was only able to make it work twice. I tried multiple credit cards and that was not the issue. It is very disappointing.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Great, Limited Browsers

                By Chuckl

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home or Business

                  Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

                  Have used Smart Swipe for several years. The only significant problem is the company is very slow to update software as browsers evolve and they do not support Google Chrome at all. Since I've swithced to Chrome and have stopped using Mozilla Firefox, Smart Swipe is completely useless to me.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC
                   
                  4.0

                  It is GREAT; have used it many times !

                  By Mindful

                  from Cincy, OH

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Pros

                  • Also Protects My Card
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Fast
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Works From Explorer Only

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

                    Use it for all such transactions, but would to prefer to open it from MSN, not have to go to Explorer.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    4.0

                    Good Buy

                    By HAL

                    from La Mesa, Ca

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

                        After Firefox updated it's software, SmartSwipe would not work, contact SmartSwipe customer service and was provided it updated software to correct the problem. Great customer service, fast responce. SmartSwipe works great and I'm glad I was purchased it.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        It works quite well, but then!

                        By Retirement bound

                        from Toledo, OH

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                        • Software not consistent

                        Best Uses

                        • Home or Business

                        Comments about SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader:

                        Software changed settings on my computer. Correctable but should not have happened. Not all websites accept single card swipe. I still had to manually add expiration date for one purchase and my security code for another. Real concern was the settings change on my computer! I like the product but not quite as perfect as advertised.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        SmartSwipe® Personal Credit Card Reader

                        651448p

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                        Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

                        • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $3.99
                        • Replacement Plan - 2 Year $5.99
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