As their name might suggest, Input Devices perform the quite specific functions of sending information into a computer system. ordinarily, these are external, peripheral devices which are connected to a computer system by a cable or wireless medium.
Input Devices are those parts of a computer system that act as an interface between the system and it’s user, allowing the user to ‘input’ information or data into the computer for processing.
“In computing, an input device is a peripheral (piece of computer hardware equipment) used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance. Examples of input devices include keyboards, mouse, scanners, digital cameras and joysticks.”
The articles on this page take a look at Input Devices, Output Devices and Input/Output (I/O) Devices in more detail..
- Computer Keyboards – The Original Input Device 1/5/2017 - An overview of computer keyboard basics
- Pointing Devices 3/5/2017 - A look at some common computer pointing devices
- Multimedia & Optical Input Devices 5/5/2017 - Some of the more common multimedia and optical input devices
- Security Input Devices 24/5/2017 - A look at a range of available security input devices