Jeff and I took a big leap last week...
1. We have small smart phones.
2. Customers are in the gallery and we left our phones in the house.
3. If the bluetooth chip reader is connected to one phone it doesn't seamlessly switch to the other... so customers have to wait for us to connect the reader.
4. People are handling your phone, signing with their finger on your screen... your phone rings and you place it on your face. What a great way to spread germs, especially during flu season!
I can't even tell you how much research we did before deciding on this tablet. We looked at android tablets. It seemed the affordable ones weren't compatible with the square chip reader. New iPads are super expensive and definitely not in our price range. Refurbished ones that we found online had great prices but some of the sellers, from reading reviews, seemed sketchy. In the end we decided on a refurbished iPad Air 1 from Apple. The case, glass, and battery are new. It comes with the same warranty as a new tablet. The price fit our budget of around $300.
Jeff and I love technology but we don't have lots of extra dough to throw around. We keep our cell phones and computers for as long as possible. My MacBook Pro is a 2009 model! This new iPad should also give us years of service.