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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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Input devices allow users to enter data into the computer. Some of the main input devices are the keyboard, mouse, webcam, touch screen, optical mark reader, pen, stylus and microphone. More »

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When dealing with computers, an input device is defined as any hardware which allows for information, data or input to be transmitted to the computer. This could be anything from a keyboard and mouse to a barcode reader. More »

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Some input devices for physically challenged computer users include specialized keyboards, mice that are operated only with a thumb, voice recognition software and tools that provide keyboard and mouse input via blowing ... More »

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