Input Devices

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Mind Map on Input Devices, created by whitef on 03/18/2016.

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Input Devices
1 Keyboard
1.1 One of the most common used input devices.
1.2 Made up of buttons called 'keys'.
1.3 Advantages: People are used to using keyboards to enter data, they need very little training
1.3.1 Disadvantages: It is easy to make mistakes when typing in data OR Excessive use can lead to health problems such as repetitive strain injury
2 Mouse
2.1 A mouse is also called a 'pointing device' because it enables you to control what happens on the screen by moving the mouse on your desk and pointing, clicking and selecting items on the screen.
3 Touch Screen
3.1 A touch screen is the only device which works as both an input and an output device. You view the options available to you on the screen (output) and you then use your finger to touch the option that you have chosen (input).
4 Microphone
4.1 Microphones are used to input sound. In computing they can be used with voice recognition software and a word processing application to enter text. Webcams commonly have microphones built-in too.
5 Joystick
5.1 Joysticks used to be popular with gamers but have slowly been replaced by other types of game controller. In construction, joysticks are used to control machinery such as cranes.
6 Touchpad
6.1 A touchpad is an input device which is usually found on a laptop computer.
6.2 Useful for laptops when using a mouse isn't practical
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