Learn English Vocabulary for Technological Gadgets
Technological Gadgets Vocabulary – Video
A gadget is a small technological object (such as a device or an appliance) that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are invariably considered to be more unusually or cleverly designed than normal technological objects at the time of their invention. Gadgets are sometimes also referred to as gizmos.
A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal.
Example: We need a microphone so that people in the back can hear us.
- Mouse – (plural: mice)
A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate.
Example: You can move the cursor by using the mouse.
- Mp3 player
An MP3 player or Digital Audio Player is an electronic device that can play digital audio files.
Example: I loves listening to the music via Mp3 player.
A webcam is a video camera that feeds or streams its image in real time to or through a computer to a computer network.
Example: You could even watch her on the webcam.
- Hard drive
A hard drive or fixed disk is a data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.
Example: You’ll need to upgrade your hard drive to 4Mb before running this software.
- Digital camera
A digital camera or digicam is a camera that captures photographs in digital memory.
Example: He’s just bought a new digital camera.
Headphones (or head-phones in the early days of telephony and radio) are a pair of small loudspeaker drivers worn on or around the head over a user’s ears.
Example: I had my headphones on so I didn’t hear Tom enter the room.
- Floppy disc
A floppy disk, also called a floppy, diskette, or just disk, is a type of disk storage composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic enclosure lined with fabric that removes dust particles.
Example: I can boot up from a floppy disk, but that’s all.
A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out arbitrary sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically.
Example: His latest toy is a personal computer.