When the Nintendo Wii first came out, in 2006, its two USB ports didn’t do anything. But as of firmware version 3.1, you can plug any generic USB keyboard into your Wii, making it easier to enter character names or browse the Web over the Wii’s Internet connection. And because ill-matching gadgets are particularly unwelcome in the living room, Logitech has just released a wireless keyboard that matches the Wii’s design.
Updating your firmware is easy. Just make sure your Wii is connected to the Internet (either through an Ether-net cable or the Wii’s Wi-Fi connection) and select “Wii System Update” from the System Settings menu. The latest firmware will download and install automatically.