What can I use those USB ports in the back of my Wii for?

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Mouse/keyboard? Headset?

Smell-o-vision?
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I have heard speculation that a keyboard and/or mouse could be in the works. I have also heard that people have tried charging things through these USB ports, but I bet that is not recommended. You could put the Wi-Fi USB Connector in there, and it will work. But, I don't think Nintendo makes those anymore. I'm stumped, too. Anyone have inside information about what future devices might be connected to these ports?
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USB keyboards work with the Wii Shop!

i tried charging my phone back there...not enough juice.
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Cole

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You're a brave man.
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John O'Day

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I'm also a member of the coney island polar bear club
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Internet Channel Works, Too, With a Keyboard.
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The USB ports can be used for Keyboards, USB Memory, Rechargeable wiimote dock, USB ethernet adapter, and possibly more.
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Okay So I plugged my 8G usb flash drive into the back of my wii HOPING to resolve my 'not enough boxes' problem.... but even after going thrue all the settings not once, not twice but probably close to five times I couldnt find anything to do with switching it over from SD card to USB drive..... UNLESS!! It just recognizes it the same as SD and just adds the momorie on to the egsisting card????
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NO USB Memory.
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Basically what he said, except you can use some USB mice with it too..

The KB and mouse have to be corded though...not enough juice to run wireless sets.

and yeah...USB memory does NOT work in the back ports
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Well, I have heard that Nintendo is planning a removable hard disk for its Wii. I am not too sure what is the volts supplied to the USB ports at the back of the Wii but the standard is 5v. There are a few "no name" brands that sell Wii remote batteries that can be charged from the USB ports. There are also Wii cooler units which actually hook up to both USB ports. I am sure Nintendo has many more little things in the works.

Maybe a Camera in the future... who knows

But add-ons for all 3 major units seem to equal off over time, PS3 has a camera, Xbox 360 has a camera, I am sure Nintendo is not that far behind. Even if their CPU is an over-clocked and heavily modified PowerPC G3 CPU (750Mhz) it has enough power to do the same multimedia the other 2 units can. So I am sure there will be many USB add-ons coming.
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I also found out that Nintendo is making an OS for their Wii called the "ES"
http://nes.sourceforge.jp/
It is experimental but the possibilities are endless.
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you can use the USB slots to hook up things like Rockband instruments
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I bought a Wii remote recharging station that draws power from the USB and it's brilliant. I found the remotes chewed through batteries, but now they are always charged up and ready for action.
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I has a wii and I charge my iPod touch and camera in it and it works fine I just. Wish u could upload videos to utube but it's ok
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You can put in a USB keyboard for easier typing and a USB Nintendo Wi-Fi connector for internet access. I dunno if you can use a mouse though, I would think the wii remote to be easier.
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