Computer Peripherals

Peripherals are pieces of hardware that you add to your computer. In the Computer Peripherals Channel, find explanations, reviews, videos and prices on these parts, plus how they communicate with your computer.

CD and DVD drives and burners are essential parts of computing these days. Learn more about these peripherals, and get answers to your questions about CD-R, Zip drives and more.

Many of us sit in front of a computer monitor every day. But how do monitors work? What do you need to look for in purchasing a new one?

Explore the interactivity between keyboards and mice and your machine. Learn about the different types of keyboards and mice, what QWERTY means.

Graphics are what make our computing experience richer. We’ll take a look at graphic components as diverse as 3-D PC glasses and offset printing.

Printers and scanners allow us to transfer the information we see on our screens and apply it to many different forms. We'll explore printer types, such as inkjets, laser printers and scanners.

The Other Peripherals section explores more add-ons and fundamentals for your computer, such as webcams, sound cards and brain-computer interfaces. Explore other peripherals and add-ons for your computer, such as webcams, sound cards and brain-computer interfaces.