Will a USB keyboard work on a Wii?

#1 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -

A friend of mine's laptop just died and she wants to know whether a USB keyboard will work for everything on the Wii, the browser in particular. 
 
So will any old USB keyboard work? 

#2 Posted by sirdesmond (1237 posts) -

@JTB123 said:

A friend of mine's laptop just died and she wants to know whether a USB keyboard will work for everything on the Wii, the browser in particular. So will any old USB keyboard work?

Google could have saved you some time on this, since all I did was type in "Wii USB keyboard" and look what I found: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_la/acc/usbKeyboard.jsp

#3 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -

I already did that, but that logitech keyboard costs around £20. I asked if any USB keyboard would work, as she doesn't want to spend £20 on a keyboard that she'll only use once. 

#4 Posted by limetgh (1 posts) -

I think it should. But if you already have the keyboard on hand, why not pop in and just give it a go? You aren't losing anything.

#5 Posted by Freezer_Burn (207 posts) -

It will. I use one of my old keyboards for Monster Hunter, just plugged it in, and worked fine.

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#6 Posted by sirdesmond (1237 posts) -

@JTB123 said:

I already did that, but that logitech keyboard costs around £20. I asked if any USB keyboard would work, as she doesn't want to spend £20 on a keyboard that she'll only use once.

Here's a quote from the page I linked you to previously: "Most wired USB keyboards should be compatible with the Wii console."

There's your answer.

Also, if you know her specific keyboard model, I bet you can search that along with "wii" and see if its compatible that way.

#7 Edited by JTB123 (1046 posts) -
@sirdesmond: And again, from my OP my question was " So will any old USB keyboard work?". Most is not the same as any. 
 
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