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4 Tools for Turning an iPad into a Retail Workhorse From payment kiosks to protective sleeves, these accessories can help turn a tablet into your next POS.

By John Patrick Pullen

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The iPad is quickly replacing the cash register in many small businesses--and why not? When paired with a card reader, the affordable tablet provides storefronts with real-time tweeting and tagging capabilities and a seamless way to connect multiple registers and locations through the cloud. Outfitted with the technology below, entrepreneurs can finally say goodbye to those ancient, bulky and pricey POS systems.

Uzibull Flex for iPad
Uzibull Flex for iPad
Photo courtesy of Uzibull

1. All strapped in
Uzibull Flex for iPad

($60)
Best suited for heavy-duty restaurant or warehouse use, the Uzibull Flex has a thick, silicon skin that protects iPads from bumps and drops, plus shoulder and hand straps for easy carrying. Thick air pockets absorb heavy impact but also recess the dock connector and headphone jack deep into the case, so card readers won't fit while the protective cover is on.