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An output device is any device used to send data from a computer to another device or user. Most computer data output that is meant for humans is in the form of audio or video. Thus, most output devices used by humans are in these categories. Examples include monitors, projectors, speakers, headphones and printers.
An output device refers to user-computer communication devices and devices used for communication between computers, devices and other peripherals, which may be used for input/output (I/O) purposes, like network interface cards (NIC), modems, IR ports, RFID systems and wireless networking devices, as well as mechanical output devices, like solenoids, motors and other electromechanical devices.