ipod card scanner input question

I am trying to find out if there is a way to use a USB card scanner on an ipod.  I know that I could use a blue tooth device but I am trying to avoid that.  I am a programmer so I am more than willing to play withe apple sdk if required but I would rather not if someone knows of a way that I am missing.  I would like to be able to scan a card and have the ID enter into a web page.  Any help woiuld be appreciated.
sibleyparkAsked:
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amaimanCommented:
It looks like a few companies are planning to release products such as this; however it doesn't appear that any of them are available for purchase yet.

Here are a few links to information about the upcoming products:

http://mashable.com/2010/01/01/mobile-credit-card-readers/

http://www.mophie.com/product-p/1125_mp-ip3g-blk.htm
http://www.jr.com/macally/pe/MCY_QUIKSWIPE/
sibleyparkAuthor Commented:
Yes, I knew about these.  I am looking more for help on generic USB input devices I don't want to process credit cards, more like time cards.  If I could get a USB keyboard to work, this would use the same methodology.
amaimanCommented:
It looks complicated, you'd have to apply for their developer program and possibly the "Made for iPod Program": http://developer.apple.com/programs/ipod/ to do it from scratch.  They don't allow direct port access (unless the phone is jailbroken), and I believe they'll only sign code that meets their approval.

Maybe someone else can chime in, I'm not aware of any products that exist that would meet your needs, but they might be out there somewhere.

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sibleyparkAuthor Commented:
This was not an answer to the question, just some general guidance that I already knew.
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