5 computer accessories that are almost obsolete

IT Block has compiled a list of five computer accessories you might be using this very moment, which might be obsolete in the near future.

You might remember floppy disks, a mouse with rollers balls inside them, but these computer accessories have been obsolete for some time now. What we are about to show you are five accessories people are still using, but are getting harder to find at your local computer parts store.


These products no longer fly off the shelves like they used to, so if you are a fan of these accessories, we recommend you start stocking up immediately.

5 computer accessories that are almost obsolete
5 computer accessories that are almost obsolete

1. Numeric keypads


Numeric keypads are products for those "dot com" generation. The first computer you learned on was a desktop computer, and even today a desktop computer will have a numeric keypad on it. The later generation, however, may not necessarily be familiar with a desktop computer, it is also entirely possible for a child in the modern age to have never touched a desktop computer let alone a numeric keypad. Laptops are more common, especially when they are much cheaper and just as fast. And some grew up with desktop computers who move over to laptops without missing the numeric keypad too much. Soon we predict the numeric keypad will only be available online before it disappears entirely.


5 computer accessories that are almost obsolete
5 computer accessories that are almost obsolete

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