What are considered input devices? What is input devices used for? It is any hardware component that allows you to insert data or interact with a device. Input devices are keyboards, mouse, scanners, microphones, digital cameras, controllers and joysticks. We use input devices for so many applications in your lives today from work or just to have fun. We use these input devices for so many things like gaming systems experiences, to control and program CNC machines, cell phones and our computer. Let’s take a look at some of the more common input devices.
A keyboard is, one of the most common, input devices that we use in our busy lives. (Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory). ...view middle of the document...
Mouse is designed so with a click you can open programs, move the cursor, drag objects, select objects and many other things. Most mouse’s have at least two button and scroll-wheel. They can also have button along the side of the mouse; each button is assigned a different task. The scroll-wheel is designed to allow the user, with a roll of the finger, to be able to quickly scroll up and down in documents or on the Web. With the invention of the portable computer, the laptop brought a change to the mouse. On laptops the mouse is actually substituted with a touchpad or track pad. This is a specialized surface that follows the motion of your finger. The days of the mouse having to be contacted to your computer went away with the wireless mouse.
Figure 2 computer mouse (File:Red computer Mouse)
With touch screen technology it has allowed our devices to become smaller and more portable. A touch screen has become the primary input method for smart phones and tablet computers. Instead of using a mouse, you simply use your finger to click directly on the screen. If you want to type something on these devices; you use a virtual keyboard which appears on the screen when needed. With the advancements in technology, we can even use our finger to write now.
A digital camera is another input device that most of us have or have used. Today most cell phones come with a camera which makes it a convenient way to snap a picture at any time. The qualities of these devices keep improving which gives us quality picture with a touch of a finger. Smart phones have steadily become more advanced and more useful for its users. Smart phones are more than just phone they are computers. Most Smart...