Computer Peripherals #1
A KEYBOARD is used for typing or 'inputting' text or moving around the screen. This version is known as 'an ergonomic keyboard'.
A MOUSE is used for moving a cursor around the screen. Left-handed users can switch the buttons over if they wish.
External SPEAKERS play sounds more clearly than 'inbuilt' ones.
A SCANNER takes digital images or copies of work on paper. Modern software can then digitally recognise by OCR both text or with the right software even music scores.
An INK-JET PRINTER prints out on paper 'hard copy' of your work, Usually on A4 size of paper, sometimes A3, A5 or envelopes.
A DESKTOP MICROPHONE is often used to record your voice into the computer.
A WEBCAM is a small camera either mounted on or inbuilt into the computer
A SMALL VIDEO-CAMERA is useful for taking films or snapshots when you are away from home.
A MONITOR is the correct name for the screen at which you work.
A MOBILE PHONE - Some can be connected to a computer to download or upload music, voice recordings, photographs or documents.
A NUMERIC KEYPAD is used for fast numeric data entry both for laptops and also for left-handers.
HEADPHONES are very useful both for recording your speech and also for listening to music without disturbing all the neighbourhood!