Input and Output Devices

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Input device - something that sends information TO the device

Output device - something that recieves the information FROM the device

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Input and Output Devices
There are three types of peripherals, storage devices and input
devices which allow users to give instructions and input data to the
device and output devices which allow the user to see or hear
information after it has been processed.
Input devices include, but are not limited to:
Scanners ­ scan documents or photos to make them digitally
available. Can then be saved locally or distributed online.
Graphics Tablet ­ not like an iPad, but a tablet whereby you
draw on it and it instantaneously appears on the computer (or
alternative device of your choice).
Joystick ­ an old peripheral for a games console, but now
commonly used to monitor CCTV cameras. Games consoles main
input device now usually comes in the form of a controller, such
as, for example, the Xbox One or PS4 controller.
Microphone ­ input audio data. Can be a component of a
device, i.e. an iPad where its built in, or a peripheral for a
computer where it is connected.
Touch screen ­ input data on the device by touch.
Webcam ­ input a video stream onto the device.
Keyboard/Mouse ­ type or click onto a computer.
Output devices include, but are not limited to:
Speakers ­ play audio externally direct from a device
Docking stations ­ play audio externally from a MP3/iPod
Headphones ­ play audio externally through a headset
Printers ­ print documents
Headsets ­ combine audio and voice into one device
Monitors/Screens ­ display what is on the device


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