I'll say this for Nyko, they never do anything half way. There aren't a whole lot of typing applications for the Wii, but if you actually use it for messaging and internet browsing then Nyko has a hardware solution that is comparable or maybe even superior to the PS3 and 360 thumbpads.
Nyko's Type Pad Pro is a full querty keyboard shaped like a convenient Wii remote dock, and even translates the A button and B trigger through the trans-port socket when you're using Nyko's proprietary Wand controller. I've been nothing but impressed with Nyko's Wii peripherals so far so I have no reason to think it would slip with the Type Pad Pro. Check the video out for more info.
LOS ANGELES - June 9, 2010
Nyko Technologies®, the premier videogame accessories manufacturer, today announced its Type Pad Pro for the Wii™ is now available at Amazon.com and Canadian retailers. Featuring a full QWERTY thumbpad, the Type Pad Pro is ideal for typing on the Wii, game chat interaction, online navigation and Wii Shop Channel browsing, while maintaining pointer functionality with either the Nyko Wand or Wii Remote™.
The Type Pad Pro is fully supported by applications that utilize keyboard functionality like the Opera® Browser, Animal Crossing™: City Folk and Wii friend messaging. In addition, the Type Pad Pro features Nyko’s Trans-Port Technology™, which allows the A and B buttons to be accessed directly from the device's two trigger buttons when used with the Nyko Wand. Convenient A and B button access on the back of the Type Pad Pro allows for smoother and easier scrolling, zooming and clicking while browsing the web, enabling user-friendly web navigation. The device features up to 25 feet of wireless range and requires no additional batteries.
“Text input on the Wii has been limited to the on-screen keyboard or large, clunky hardware,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. “We are excited to see the Type Pad Pro release and provide a convenient all-in-one solution to type, navigate and control your Wii experience.”
The Type Pad Pro is available now at major North American retailers for a MSRP of $29.99. Connect with Nyko for your chance to win exciting Nyko prizes by visiting Nyko's Website, Twitter or Facebook. You can purchase the Type Pad Pro directly from Amazon here.
About Nyko Technologies, Inc.
Nyko Technologies develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.nyko.com