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Those USB Ports - Uses?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by cosmichobo, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. cosmichobo

    cosmichobo WiiChat Member

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    G'day,

    I'm a new Wiier, and am just wanting to know what uses people have found for the Wii's USB ports on the rear...?

    Googling "Wii usb" gets a lot of questions about this same topic, but mostly they are all dated 2006, and given that Nintendo keep updating the Wii's firmware, I thought a new thread would be ok.

    Just the other day I saw a LCD-add-on for the Wii, that turns it into a portable device via the USB ports...

    I see in August 07 that the firmware allowed "limited" keyboard support for Opera...

    And a lot of talk about using USB hard drives/flash drives, but nothing really concrete...

    Can anyone confirm using an external drive on the USB ports?

    What other fun things are you all doing with them???

    Cheers

    cosmic
     
  2. gidget

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    All I have plugged in is remote chargers and my wireless keyboard. I don't believe they are capable of more.
     
  3. cosmichobo

    cosmichobo WiiChat Member

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    Kinda odd that they'd give the machine USB ports (which they physically appear to be, and as stated, do accept some USB keyboards), and yet then not offer a wider range of options for them...

    I just tried plugging my USB flash drive in... but it didn't recognise it in the Photo program (that comes with the Wii).

    Didn't try going into Memory Management...
     
  4. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    The wii does not support usb flash drives, only SD Cards.

    The usb ports serve little purpose thusfar. Many wii accessories make use of the ports, as do wireless usb keyboards.
     
  5. Backwards Man

    Backwards Man WiiChat Member

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    The usb holds my most important hardware. The LAN adapter.
     
  6. CodenameC

    CodenameC Wii + DS Phat Owner

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    1.Lan Adapter

    2.Keyboards

    3.Wii Remote Hubs/Chargers

    Nothing Else Really
     
  7. smyth

    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    Haha you guys have no clue what you're talking about there's a multitude of things you can do with those usb ports!!!!! Here are just a few!!


    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0651
    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0504
    http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0487
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/964e/
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/9c89/

    :lol: :lol:
    And there are some things that are even sicker for use on those usb ports on your computer!!!


    Kyle
     
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  8. Bliss

    Bliss WiiChat Member

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    :lol: :lol: i like the fridge and the dog
     
  9. snakeplisk

    snakeplisk bugsy

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    when is resident evil coming to wii
     
  10. CodenameC

    CodenameC Wii + DS Phat Owner

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    when i put usb contraptions e.g. electricity ball in the wii they dont work and also there not really to do with the wii, more pc's
     
  11. smyth

    smyth Asstnt to the Rgnl Mngr

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    really? i have a drink cooler/warmer, and the plasma ball and they both work fine the humping dog also works, the only thing that doesn't work is my foam missile launcher but that's because you need to load a program to control the aim and firing mechanism so i knew that wouldn't work. and i'm not sure about the paper shredder only because i have no use for it at home so i leave it at my office.
    i figured anything that only used the usb for power would work since there is no control needed for any of the items i posted.

    weird.

    kyle
     
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  12. jezusfreek

    jezusfreek Gaming 4 Christ

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    microphones for hsm
     
  13. gidget

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    I think your post caused me to lose brain cells.
     
  14. Abes16

    Abes16 WiiChat legend

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    i liked the dog
     
  15. CantGetAWii

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    I use mind to Charge my iPod if I am too lazy to go on the computer and do it.

    Hopefully in the future we will see a Hard Drive that can be plugged in back there? :lol:
     
  16. Abes16

    Abes16 WiiChat legend

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    not likely lol
     
  17. stghm

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    I think they would have been better off putting an Ethernet/LAN plug in it instead of stupid USB ports!
     
  18. mikester77

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    maybe they will be more useful when if they come out with a wii headset for online gaming :D
     
  19. jezusfreek

    jezusfreek Gaming 4 Christ

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    that might be kinda anoying unless its like a bt in which the reciver is pluged in to the usb
     
  20. Game_Pro

    Game_Pro Just a Newbie....LOL

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    I have a Nintendo Wii "Ultimate Bundle" supplied console base with blue LED's, cooling fan, remote controllers storage and an on-off switch connected to Wii console. Though I have to turn off the fan when playing a game as it interferes with the TV reception.

    I imagine that I will plug in my charger(s) thru a USB multi-port hub to the Wii console since there are only 2-USB connectors on the Wii console.
     

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