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The keyboard is probably the best-known computer input device. However, there are several other examples of these peripherals, such as mice, touchpads and joysticks. More »

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The function of an input device is to provide data and control signals to an information processing system like a computer. There are several different kinds of input devices used in a computer. These include a keyboard,... More »

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According to Computer Hope, an input device is any piece of hardware capable of sending data to a computer. The data sent must be used to interact with or control the computer itself. More »

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