History of Output Devices

Timeline created by jdnoa
  • First Speaker

    First Speaker
    In Boston, Alexander Graham Bell constructed and patented the first electrical speaker device to allow people to communicate without meeting physically.
  • Headphones

    Headphones
    These were created by Brandes for early radio work. These were made in the U.S.
  • Stereo Installed

    Stereo Installed
    The stereo was installed in the London Philarmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road, UK to allow people to hear music clearly.
  • System For Theaters

    System For Theaters
    The Shearer Horn System for Theatres was the first speaker system of industry standard that was installed in the U.S.
  • IBM 740 CRT Recorder

    IBM 740 CRT Recorder
    IBM 740 CRT Recorder, made by IBM, was first introduced in the US. This product was manufactured in the US. It was compatable with the IBM 740 CRT Display (a monitor).
  • Stereo Headphones

    Stereo Headphones
    John Koss, an American, developed stereo headphones that were used with microgrooved records in the U.S.
  • The Monitor

    The Monitor
    Donald Bitzer designed the monitor to improvecomputer productivity. It was released in the U.S.
  • Floppy Disc

    Floppy Disc
    IBM introduced the first read-write floppy disk drive, the Memorex 650, to develop a simple and inexpensive way to load microcode into their System/370s’ predecessors. It was manufactured in the U.S.
  • Sony

    Sony
    Sony developed the Walkman, a portable music device. It was first introduced in 1979 and sold in Japan, US, and other countries.
  • The IBM PC

    The IBM PC
    IBM released the IBM PC to replace the old style monitor.It was first released in the U.S.
  • First Laser Printer

    First Laser Printer
    HP introduced the first consumer laser printer in the U.S. The product was to provide high quality text and graphics on plain paper.
  • First Inkjet Printer

    First Inkjet Printer
    HP introduced the first inexpensive inkjet printer. It was first released in the U.S. The inkjet printer offered the advantages of printing finer, smoother details, being quieter in operation than the other models, and having practically no warm up time.
  • USB Device Created

    USB Device Created
    The first USB flash drive was manufactured by Sony in the early 2000s. It was built to store videos, pictures, and other data.
  • Apple iPod

    Apple iPod
    iPod was launched worldwide by Apple on October 23, 2001. The product was more user-friendly, had sleek design and provided ample storage for music digital files.
  • Apple's iPad

    Apple's iPad
    The new iPad allows to use multiple input and output devices. iPad is manufactured and marketed by Apple. It was first released in the U.S.