USB keyboard working with the new update?

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  1. Relys
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    Relys Master of Computer Science

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    Some people have confirmed that a USB keyboard works to type messages on the Message Board and Shop Channel with the new 3.0 update! If so, this will be awesome if they update the Internet Channel! (Which doesn't work with it at this moment).

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=178244
     


  2. phantastic91

    phantastic91 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    its true but not all keyboards and it doesn't work for the internet channel still pretty cool though.
     
  3. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Woah, I gotta try this out [​IMG]
     
  4. Da Foxx

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    Nintendo should tell people what they add to the updates. : P
     
  5. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    Anyone try wireless keyboards??
     
  6. Saylient_Dreams

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    That's handy, I'll give wireless a try tomorrow, tired atm.
     
  7. phantastic91

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    i hope they put this in brawl and other games! =D

    also they better have a mic too
     
  8. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    Someone confirmed the working of a particular Logitech Wireless keyboard. I will assume it is keyboard only.
     
  9. linFox

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    No dice with one of my old no name keyboards, but my Logitech G15 works fine.
     
  10. Kaphis

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    wireless logitech here works but I also noticed that the computer wireless keyboards aren't designed for the distance that you may expect in your living room.
     
  11. Lukeage

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    I can also confirm a Logitec (albeit Dell branded) bluetooth keyboard working. As for distance, mine works from at least 10m away and that is through 3 walls (which is a lot better than I was expecting).
     
  12. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    The keyboard is meant to work with anything other that the internet channel [​IMG] This is the reason the internet features on the wii are crap. Give the wii a great browser and don't bother adding a usb keyboard feature.
     
  13. finite

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    There was an announcement back in April that Logitech were to make Wii peripherals I guess that makes sense of why their keyboards work and pehaps and indicator of imminent release.
     
  14. TaMs

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    Just tried. Worked fine with logitech g15. [​IMG]

    lamest thing about this channel system is that you have to update everything separately. If you would have all the things in the firmware nintendo could easily upgrade internet channel at the same time? But now when you have to buy it nintendo cannot really add it to firmware update, because not everyone has internet channel? dunno
     
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    Just tried my Apple Keyboard. Works perfectly! (in the Message board)
    This update rocks!
     
  17. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    What a waste of bloody time, Surely the web browser is the most important use of a keyboard! Even M$ have sussed that out with the chatpad for the 360 now msn is readily available!!!!!
     
  18. mike10

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    Opera will probably put out a update that supports the keyboard
     
  19. KINGOFNOOBS

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    The 360 doesn't even have a webbrowser, har har
     
  20. TaMs

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    Yea that's right! I think that nintendo is testing this keyboard thing for instant messaging system or something, maybe said this before on some other thread. But i'm 95% sure that i'm wrong. : DDDDDDd