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Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii Coming Soon

Licensed by Nintendo, Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii Enables Natural Typing for Easy Communication, Browsing, Searching.

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To make it easier for you to communicate with your friends and family on your WiiTM game console, Logitech (SWX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI) today introduced the new Logitech® Cordless Keyboard for WiiTM - licensed by Nintendo - a must-have accessory for chat-oriented games and the WiiTM Internet Channel. With its compact, slim design and 2.4 GHz wireless technology, Logitech’s new keyboard for Wii enables a natural typing experience for easy communication, browsing and searching - even from your favorite easy chair.

Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii

“One of the big reasons Wii has been so successful is the social element of the games and applications,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech’s director of product marketing for gaming. “Our new keyboard helps families experience the Internet in the living room - and it will make chatting with online friends simple in popular games, such as Animal Crossing.”

The Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii provides special system keys - such as Zoom In/Out, Forward/Back, Quit and OK - making it even easier to use your favorite game console to communicate with your friends, surf the Web, read the news, check the weather, browse Internet videos and send e-mail.

The keyboard complements the clean, stylish appeal of the Wii game console and Wii remote with its polished white finish and elegant, living-room design. And to provide you with a comfortable typing experience, the keyboard’s primary keys are full size. However, the compact, slim design is also small enough to blend into the living room and sit comfortably on your lap.

The Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii is easy to set up and put away. Just plug the mini-receiver into the console and the keyboard is ready to use. And when you’re finished using it, the receiver snaps into the back of the keyboard.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in August. The suggested retail price in the U.S. is $49.99.

Comments [3]

  • CROM - July 18th, 2008 at 7:56 am
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    What other uses can you find for the KB than internet?

  • cnc137 - July 18th, 2008 at 8:49 am
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    They said they are planning on letting you use it with Animal Crossing and I am guessing other games will maybe feature text-based chat in them in the future???

    Didn’t we have keyboard chat way back on the Sega Dreamcast? I think Nintendo is a little slow on this whole online gaming thing.

    At least Nintendo is also releasing the WiiSpeak speakerphone style device for communication, but I am guessing they will continue there complicated Friends Code system for hooking up with online friends.

  • Redeema - July 19th, 2008 at 3:16 pm
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    While I was at E3 they were using the regular Logitech keyboard to chat in Animal Crossing, I asked when did they add keyboard support and they said that it’s been working for a while, but they didn’t make an announcement. News to me, but it was nice to see in use. One person was typing the other was playing and they were also using the WiiSpeak device on the other end, so everything that was being typed was being responded to by the person on the other end.

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