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Unboxing the Miura M010 Reader

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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson has been writing about payment processing and mobile payments since 2014, and has been quoted in articles for Credit Karma and The Next Web, among others. She graduated from The University of Kansas in 2010 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism.
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    How about showing the gratuity and tip options on this device? Is the screen size enough for displaying all the information? Please let me know your thoughts on the screen size in general.


      Melissa Johnson

      Hi there!

      The screen on the Miura isn’t large enough to display tip options, nor is it designed to do that! Instead, the app (and therefore whatever smartphone or tablet your using) manages all the tipping options as well as any signature capture.

      Hope that helps!


        I have two Miura devices from Paypal but am considering changing over to Square. Do you know if I can use the Paypal Miura devices with the Square app or do I need to purchase new Miura readers from Square?

          Jessica Dinsmore

          To be honest, this isn’t something we’ve ever encountered before, so it may be a bit outside of our expertise. I’d rather not give you an answer that I’m not too certain about. If you happen to figure this out on your own, please let us know what solution you find so we can learn how to answer something like this in the future. In the meantime, I’d suggest contacting Square directly and asking them. Best of luck!

            angelo san miguel

            i am buying a m010 from square , however they do not offer the printer sled, can you please have someone contact me so i can purchase the sled from you guys.

              Jessica Dinsmore

              Hi Angelo,

              Unfortunately we do not sell products, we review them so our readers can make informed decisions. You may want to contact Miura Systems directly to inquire about making a purchase.


                Is the PIN pad only for debit cards, or is the reader compatible with chip-and-pin transactions?

                  Jessica Dinsmore

                  Hi Randy,
                  Thanks for asking. The Miura M010 Reader does come with a magstrip reader, a pin pad and an EMV/chip card reader. Hope that answers your question!


                    “If you’re running the Miura M010 from an iPhone, or you’re using it with a tablet for line busting — meaning no countertop setup — you’re going to have to do the device shuffle. Type information into the phone, put that aside, grab the reader, swipe or dip the card, put that down, grab the phone/tablet to finish the transaction.”

                    What information? Do you mean product info? Customer info? What if you only want to enter a final sales amount then swipe, chip it, or go contactless? Not sure of the exact use case in each scenario. (My business is such that I provide hand written receipts in a high $ amount but low item count retail environment) Is this the right device if I only want to use a phone to process the transaction, and eliminate my landline/internet connectivity costs from my B&M store. (this does work with Android btw if you go through Control Mobile Inc/STRIPE with the Miura M010 (I am thinking of using a Galaxy s8 with dual line capability). Thanx for any feedback.


                      Does the Miura m010 charge a percent for each card swipe like the Square does?

                        Chloe Bahal

                        Hi Erica,

                        That’s a great question. The Miura m010 is not a processor itself, it is just a device to swipe the card. You can only get it if you go through Square, Shopify, or PayPal.

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