All of this would have been great with the last update, but now it's a little disappointing. We can only hope that another update is soon to follow that makes keyboards a little more useful. For now, it seems best to continue to use the browser sparingly. It's great for showing off YouTube videos to friends from the comfort of your sofa, but for any high-powered browsing, chatting, or forum-hopping, we'll recommend you stick to your computer. Unless, of course, you want to check out Wii Fanboy. Then we're with you 100%.
Logitech announced today that they're planning a special Wii keyboard for use with the system and the Opera browser. We're gonna guess that it will look and function much like a keyboard (shocking!) and that it will be white. But wouldn't it be awesome if it included a pointer? It could be like this, but smaller. Now that we'd consider.
The Everybody Votes channel was updated as well, and we'll give anyone a shiny new nickel if they can tell us what's new. There may be a new background or something, but updates seem to be cosmetic at best. We'll say they're clearly great if we don't even notice! But maybe we'll spy the purported enhancements over time.
In the meantime, we would like to offer an illustrated (but not well) version of our adventures with the updated Internet Channel.
At last, dear friends, we can use the internet in our living rooms like civilized people, without a laptop perched upon our knees. Instead, we can sprawl out across the sofa, one shoe dangling, arm flung out so that we don't have to share, and alternate between a keyboard and a Wii remote.
Okay, so it's still a little unwieldy, but hey, baby steps.
After that joke search, I tried something real. Something exciting. Sonic! And hey, look at that new search bar. Spiffy
Which of course led me straight to the recent megaton. Sonic in Smash Bros.
! And there was much rejoicing. Except ... what's with the video? Hitting play yielded nothing, so I thought, well, let's check out another one. Maybe YouTube.
But alas, embedded YouTube videos left a big ol' blank space. Not attractive.
So of course, I went to YouTube, just in case videos were broken. You can see the keyboard here. Keyboards make typing fun.
They weren't! Whew, that's a sigh of relief. Must celebrate with some Zelda
And then a trip to NeoGAF, just to appreciate typing a little more. I like typing. Especially with a real keyboard.
All in all, this is a step in the right direction, but we need more. We need page down functionality, we need tabbing, and we need the enter key to work as more than just a line return. But we'll take this for now!
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]