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pointing device

a generic term for any device (e.g. a graphics tablet, mouse, stylus, or trackball) used to control the movement of a cursor on a computer screen.

pointing device, or sometimes called a pointing tool, is a hardware input device that allows the user to move the mouse cursor in a computer program or GUIoperating system. Using a pointing device allows you to point at or manipulate any object or text on the screen. For example, using a pointing device you could point at and select an icon from a list of icons.

Below are examples of pointing devices that can be used on a computer.

Pointing devices send information (axispointer information) to the computer and do not receive any information from the computer which makes them input devices.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_device