History Of Output Devices By Nathaniel.H Period: Jan 1, 1840 to Jan 1, 2011 Output Device TimeSpan Jan 1, 1868 The first keyboard The First keyboard was a typewriter invented in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes. Dec 14, 1877 The first speaker The first speaker was invented in 1877 by Ernest Siemens. Jan 1, 1919 The first headphones The first headphones were made in 1919 by Beyerdynamic Jan 1, 1930 The first monitor The first moniter was invented in 19930 by Allen Du Mont. Jan 1, 1938 The first printer The first printer was invented in 1938. The printer was invented by Chester Carlson. Jan 1, 1953 The first high speed printer In 1953 the first high speed was devolped for use on Uniac computers. Jan 1, 1958 The first box-enclosed speakers The first box-enclosed loud speakers was created by a French compsny Jan 1, 1963 The first mouse The first mouse was invented in 1963 by Douglas Engelbart. Jan 1, 1964 Improved and specialized keyboard In 1964 the keyboard was improved and specialized with command keys like Esc, Alt, Ctrl, Pause, and Break. Jan 1, 1967 The first floppy disk The first floppy disk was invented in 1967 by Alan Shugart. Jan 1, 1976 The first inkjet computer The inkjet computer was invented in 1976 by Hewlett Pakard Jan 1, 1979 Laserjet printer In 1979 Hewlett Packard introduced a new type of printer which was the laser jet. Jan 1, 1990 The first earbud earphones The first earbud was invented in the 1990's Jan 1, 1991 First cordless mouse In 1991 the cordless mouse was made by Logitech. Jan 1, 1992 LaserJet 4 Printer In 1992 Hewlett Packard released the laserjet.