PayPal just announced Here, it’s answer to Square‘s device that let’s you accept credit card payments from your iPhone.
The little triangle piece dangling down in front is driving me fucking nuts.
I’m never above being proven wrong, and I would love to know what Yves Behar’s thinking was on that. Yves designed it with his team at fuseproject.
Update: OK, I think the limp triangle is explained over at Co.Design:
Additionally, the device had to tell you that you could swipe a credit-card through it, which Behar’s team accomplished by layering light and dark plastics atop each other, so you can tell that there’s a surface for sliding.
I still think there was a better way to convey the swipeability.