Nintendo Wii to become true to type
Write your novel on a Wii
The Wii’s convoluted text-entry system has always been a bone of contention for gamers. But now manufacturer Logic 3 is set to end all that with its latest invention: a Wii keyboard.
Logic 3's Wii keyboard: tap-tap-tapping fun
The Wii Keyboard for Wii Game Pad does exactly what it says on the tin. It allows you to enter text using a Qwerty layout, rather than having to rely on a complicated and long-winded system of on-screen button pressing.
Gamers - or should we say typists? - also benefit from a wide selection of additional function and numerical keys, including a caps lock option and number keys. There’s even a red LED to indicate that the keyboard’s powered-up, while the keyboard’s body is fashioned in classic Wii white.
Amazon UK is currently taking pre-release orders for the Wii Keyboard for Wii Game Pad, which will be available on 18 July for £15 (€22/$30).
What isn't obvious from the article or photo is that it clips onto a controller so it's only around 4" wide!
Great for kids maybe but not for us with grown up thumbs...nice idea but I'll stick with logitech's effort, ta.
... this is just a USB wireless keyboard. I use my Logitech USB wireless keyboard on my Wii and 360 just fine.
Or you can just use a USB keyboard...
plugged into the USB port on the Wii. Even some Wireless with USB receivers ones work.
I take it that 'Wii Keyboard for Wii Game Pad' is a poor way of indicating that it plugs directly in to the Wiimote?
How do you register a trademark?