If you were wondering what Mophie's credit card reader add-on for the iPhone looked like in real life, then we have you covered. 

Not the prettiest of accessories, the functionality of the device and its associated app - allowing users to accept credit card payments via their Apple handset - might be enough to persuade some to take a hit on the aesthetics front.

See below for our gallery of images showing the add-on in action and let us know your thoughts on this curious launch in the comments box below.

Photos by Stuart Miles