iPad & iPhone PKard® Reader Bundles

Hardware, software & support bundles

PKard Reader is available in several form factors.  This includes elegant and discrete cases with built-in readers for both iPads and iPhones and also sturdy metal plug-in readers that support a wide range of iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices.  All of our bundles include the market-leading, U.S. engineered Sub Rosa secure browser supporting signing, encrypting, and decrypting email (S/MIME) with Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA). The browser also coordinates reader and card access to a secure ecosystem of optional Thursby, third-party, and organization-specific apps including document signing, editing, sharing, VPN, MAM, MDM and more. U.S. phone and email technical support is also included.  Apple device and smart card IDs are not included in the bundle.

         Apple iPhone and iPad Pro CAC Readers


Plug-in iPad, iPhone & iPod readers 

  • $139.99 - Lightning PKard Reader (TSS-PK7)  sturdy metal plug-in reader, a separate extension cable or dock extender may be required if used with case (available)
  • $159.99 - iAutheniticate 2.0 (IDENT-01) J-hook plug-in reader designed to sit behind the device, may be compatible with cases such as the OtterBox uniVERSE case (currently unavailable - call 817-478-5070 for more information)
  • Readers are compatible with iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation), iPad Air (all sizes), iPad Pro (all sizes), iPad mini (2) with Retina display, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5, iPhones: 5S, SE, 6, 6 plus, 6S, 7, 7 plus, 8, 8 plus, X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max & iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Plug-ins are universal - the great strength of a case is it fits a specific device, also its greatest weakness
  • The TSS-PK7 is currently available at Navy Exchange retail locations throughout the U.S., Santa Rita, Guam and Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan

Elegant & discrete cased iPhone & iPad readers 

  • $149.99 - iPhone 7/8 (TSS-PK16) iPhone 7 / 8 with lightning connector (available)
  • $149.99 - iPhone 6/6S (TSS-PK15) iPhone 6 / 6S with lightning connector (available
  • $149.99 - iPad mini (TSS-PK11) only compatible with iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini 3 (available)
  • $149.99 - iPad Air 2 (TSS-PK14) iPad Air 2 with lightning connector, can also work with iPad Pro 9.7" but is not guaranteed (available)
  • Discrete - the card slides completely into the back of the case
  • Simple - the one-piece design is easy to put-on and take-off
  • Easy to charge - via the built-in micro USB port

Selected quotes

  • "I travel a lot and the lighter I can pack the better.  Now I can finally ditch my laptop for road trips"
  • I have been using the TSS-PK14 with the 9.7" iPad Pro... it fits and functions perfectly”
    U.S. Navy
  • "PKard is the only product that enables use of CAC cards with iPhone and iPad that is easy to use and affordable"


PKard Cases Flyers



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Further information

  • Hardware warranty - at the time of delivery and for a period of six (6) months thereafter, this product will perform in accordance with its specifications
  • Supports U.S. Government standards including TAA, HSPD-12, OMB-11-11, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201 & GSA Approved Product List (APL)
  • Supports industry standards including Apple MFi, ISO 7816, NIST IR 6887, IEC 60950, FCC class B part 15, CE, and RoHS
  • iTunes apps are individual/consumer distributions, custom builds are available for organizations, either standalone, or as part of third party mobile management solutions
  • Hardware ECCN is EAR99 and security software ECCN is 5D002


  • Secure mobile CAC/PIV Android tablet & smartphone plug-in bundles - here
  • PKard developer & demo kit for iOS - here.

More information

User Guide




iPhone Case Readers

iPad Case Readers


iPhone 6 / 6S - $149.99




iPhone 7 / 8 - $149.99



iPad Case Readers

iPad Case Readers


iPad mini / iPad mini Retina - $149.99



iPad Air 2 - $149.99



Plug-In Readers



Lightning Connector - $139.99


* In-stock, same day shipping in most cases
* Includes U.S. secure browser license (free download Apple iTunes) & U.S. support
* If you use a protective case, a separate extension cable or dock extender may be required for plug-in readers.
* We are currently working on a USB-C solution for iOS. For more information please contact sales@thusby.com


PKard Reader case & plug-in bundle

2 minute demo of Thursby's PKard Reader case & plug-in iPad & iPhone CAC & PIV smart card secure mobility solutions. Bundles include reader hardware, software, phone and email support.