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Devices by Mind Map: Devices

1. Input Devices

1.1. Keyboards

1.1.1. It allows entry of information by pressing a series of alphanumeric keys.

1.1.2. Requires the use of some type of typing skills and the use of a person's hands. The wire limits the distance that a person may be from the computer.

1.2. Wireless Keyboard

1.2.1. It allows the user to move it around more easily. The user is not limited by the wired connection.

1.2.2. It requires batteries. Other radio devices may interfere with it. It can be easily misplaced.

1.3. Smart Board

1.3.1. It allows the user to interface freely with the computer. It allows the user to record movements. It allows more than one user to interface with or view the device.

1.3.2. It requires a video projecter. It requires a large amount of space. Its pens can be easily misplaced.

2. Output Devices

2.1. Moniter

2.1.1. It allows the user to see information on the screen. It allows the user a more private viewing.

2.1.2. Information is lost when the screen updates. The size of its screen limits the number of visual users.

2.2. Printer

2.2.1. It prints a hardcopy as well as multiple copies.

2.2.2. Data output cannot be changed without printing another copy.

2.3. Virtual Printer

2.3.1. Prints a pdf file that can be printed later. Information is saved to a pdf file.

2.3.2. Information cannot be altered once created without having a special high-price program.

2.4. Video projecter

2.4.1. It allows multiple users to view information. It works well with the Smart Board. It allows the user to view it without limits to viewing location.

2.4.2. It require a wall for viewing. It tends to get hot from high power bright light bulb. It does not allow its user much private viewing.