Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/09/wii_keyboard_logic3/

Nintendo Wii to become true to type

Write your novel on a Wii

By James Sherwood

Posted in Games, 9th July 2008 09:23 GMT

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.

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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).