History of Output Devices

Timeline created by AlexanderB.
  • First Electrical Speaker Device

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

    Very Sensitive Headphones
    Very sensitive headphones were created by Brandes for early radio work. These were made in the U.S.
  • Stereo Installed in the London Philarmonic Orchestra

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

    Shearer Horn System for Theatres
    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 US.
  • Plasma Display

    Plasma Display
    Donald Bitzer designed the Plasma Display (monitor) to improve
    computer productivity. It was released in the U.S.
  • IBM's First Read-Write Floppy Disk Drive

    IBM's First Read-Write Floppy Disk Drive
    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.
  • The Walkman

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

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

    First Consumer 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 Inexpensive Inkjet Printer

    First Inexpensive 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.
  • First USB Device

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

    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.
  • iPad

    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.