Here’s a good portable mag card reader – “The HandySwipe provides a portable magnetic card reader interface and display. It collects card data from a “Type 2â€³ card reader (shown here), and displays the data on a small character LCD screen. Type 2 stripes are by far the most common in use, such as on credit cards and drivers’ licenses. The device can store up to 50 cards, runs on four AA’s, and has a serial connection to download its memory to your computer in CSV format. It can also download data in a raw bistream format compatable with StripeSnoop, so you can take advantage of StripeSnoop’s powerful parsing and analysis features (LRC error checking, backwards swipes, card type/contents/issuers/etc.)” [via] – Link.
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You can get your stories wherever you want, but it does sting a little when it comes from a Digg story that just cut and pasted the description from Hack-A-Day.
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