Wii Firmware 3.0 Enables USB Keyboard Compatibility

OMG, I was checking out my Wii feed in my iGoogle and read Wii USB Ports Now Compatible With Keyboard! I had to try it out for myself.

I have a wireless Logitech keyboard for my desktop. It was more of a hassle to get everything disconnected and then reconnected than it was to actually use the keyboard. It was so easy. Plugged in the USB connector into the Wii, turned on the console, went to WiiMail to create a new Memo, and started typing away!

Unfortunately, I can’t use the keyboard in Opera for entering URLs or form inputs. That should be fixed in the future… if they could do this, that should be easy to do.

Although my laptop and TV/Wii are in the same room, it would be much more comfortable to use the TV/Wii combo. I have a few positions I can be in when using the laptop, but they’re not all comfortable. I can have more positions lying or sitting on the couch watching television. Also, the keyboard is much lighter than the laptop.

I can’t believe Nintendo didn’t announce this feature. It’s friggin awesome. Wiiiii!

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