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INPUT by Mind Map: INPUT
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What is input ?

Input is any data and instructions entered into the memory of a computer.

What Are Input Devices?

An input device is any hardware component that allows users to enter data and instructions into a computer


The Keyboard

contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computer., Wired Keyboards, Wireless Keyboards

Pointing Devices

allows a user to control a pointer on the screen., Mouse, a pointing device that fits under the palm of your hand comfortably, Other Pointing Devices, Trackball, Touchpad, Pointing stick

Touch Screens and Touch‐Sensitive Pads

A touch screen is a touch‐sensitive display device.

Pen Input

With pen input, you touch a stylus or digital pen on a flat surface to write, draw, or make selections

Other Input for Smart Phones

Game Controllers

directs movements and actions of on‐screen objects in videogames or computergames, Gamepads, Joysticks and Wheels, Light guns, Motion‐sensing controllers

Digital Cameras

a mobile device that allows users to take pictures and store them digitally, Studio cameras, Field cameras, Point‐and‐shoot camera

Voice Input

Voice input is the process of entering input by speaking into a microphone

Voice recognition is the computer’s capability of distinguishing spoken words

Audio input is the process of entering any sound into the computer, Speech, Music, Sound Effects

Video Input

Video input is the process of capturing full‐motion images and storing them on a computer’s storage medium, Webcam, Video conference

Scanners and Reading Devices


Pen or Handheld



Biometric Input


A terminal is a computer that allows users to send data to and/or receive information from a host computer