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List of Computer Peripherals

Devices that are connected to host computer, but not part of it are usually known as peripheral devices also called input or output devices. Such devices are Headphone, Joystick, Keyboards, Monitors, Mouse, Speaker, USB Gadgets, USB Hubs, Webcams are known as Peripherals Devices.


Headphones or Stereo phones are the computer peripherals devices that are not only used for hearing sounds. Historically, first set of headphones was manufactured by Nathaniel Baldwin designed for US Navy. Two commonly used headphones are:

Circumaural Headphones Circumaural Headphones Supra-aural Headphones Supra-aural Headphones


A joystick is a device which is used for playing games and it mainly consisted of handle stick that can be tilted around either of two axes. The first joystick was invented around 1944 in Germany by Ralph H. Baer who was also the inventor of television video games. Joystick


A set of keys that operate a computer is called Keyboard and it is compulsory computer peripherals. It is commonly used for typing text & numbers for word processing and has many features like operating games, applications and media players. Standard keyboard have 102 to 104 keys for maximizing different operations. According to size, there are three main types of keyboards Standard, Laptop-Size and Thumb Size.


A computer monitor is an electronic device that displays signals on a computer screen by getting directions from CPU. The main technologies which are used in computer monitors are CRT, LCD and Plasma. Until the 21st century cathode ray tubes (CRT) technology is used in monitors but they have been superseded by LCD monitors. If we talk about giant brands of monitors so Samsung, Viewsonic, HP, IBM, Dell and Phillips are top of the list.

CRT Monitor
CRT Monitor
LCD Monitor LCD Monitor


A mouse is a pointing device that can be used to move, select, activate, and change items on a computer screen. A standard mouse has two buttons and a scroll wheel whereas modernized forms of mice have double-click button, numeric-pads and zoom buttons. Mouse is classified according to balls and optical lens which are used to move the pointer on screen whereas modernized mouse is varied according to wire and wireless features. Mouse


Speakers are peripheral devices used for outputting sounds via 3.5mm sound jack and sometimes external powers. Speakers are transducers that convert electromagnetic waves into sound waves and used according to your sound needs from low to high. Computer standardized sound systems are varied according to speakers like 2 means 2 speakers, 2.1 means 2 speakers and 1 subwoofer, 5.1 means s speakers and 1 subwoofer. Speakers are relied on sound cards of your computers that are also 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 and 12.1. Speakers

USB Hubs

A USB Hubs is a peripheral device that provides multiple USB ports to connect devices to a host system. Basically, It is used to extend USB sockets for connecting multiple external peripherals & accessories by connected through one USB Port. Laptop computers equipped with less USB ports so an external USB hub can connect several devices like a mouse, printer and keyboard with a computer. USB Hubs


It is a video camera that records images in real-time to a computer via USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi. First commercial webcam entered in the market in early 1994, created by US computer company named Connectix. It is mainly used for video calling and videoconferencing features but some modern features are face detections and mood scanner and these features made webcams great for security purposes. Webcams
Hence, all of the computer peripheral devices designed according to your needs like sounds, video, gaming, handling and other operations like that. These computer peripherals made our lives easy and justified in many ways. Whether you are computer peripheral importers or computer peripheral suppliers, please visit out products, buyers and suppliers directories to find reliable trade partners.

Posted by: Mukesh on Jun 18 2012

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