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Hidden audio translator in wiimote

Discussion in 'Wii Hardware' started by jesta, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. jesta

    jesta Moderator

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    This is a month old but didnt see it on the forum

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/storysupplement/wiiremote/index.htm

    It show the inner workings of the wiimote, including an audio translator. I'm presuming its so you can use the wiimote as a microphone. Let me know what you think
     
  2. kaitora

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    or maybe nintendo is listening to everything you say! shhhhhhh they could be listening right now!!!
     
  3. badboykane

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    Apparently the audio translator is just ready for a future upgrade for the mic add-on when it comes.
    You will plug the mic in the bottom of the Wiimote then the audio translator then knows what to do with the transmitted sound.

    There are loads of images about the web with concept mic add-ons for the Wiimote but the one I like best the look of is:

    http://www.t3.co.uk/__data/assets/fp_auto_layout_image/738823/varieties/4.jpg
     
  4. jesta

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    Ooh very swish!
     
  5. kaitora

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    it could be good... anybody remember that mario party that used a mic?
     
  6. TimpZ

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    did anyone notice how cheap everything was estimated? What a ripoff buying a wiimote and nunchuck for 45-50£!!
     
  7. Jailbreak

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    If they did release a microphone for hte wiiremote would you still be able to use a nun-chuck?
     
  8. k-boz

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    probably, i would think so yes
     
  9. Jailbreak

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    oh yer u would probably be able to plug the nunchuck into the bottum of the microphonee
     
  10. kaitora

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    as for price... think that nintendo make a profit selling it to the the resaler... pushing up price... and then the retailer make the profit... so price is pushed up a minimum of two times... to cover the companies profits...
     
  11. Danny

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    CNN found the cheap things in the Wiimote :(
    The Wii Remote is worth $14.25 we got ripped off bad very bad..
     
  12. kaitora

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    yeah... but nintendo make their profit on that... maybe sell it to a retailer at about $20... and then the retailer puts their profit on it and sell it for what they want... (but this chain doesn't show a wholesaler in the middle)
     
  13. Danny

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    they sell it for $50 :(
     
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    whoa... nice bit of profit being made then
     
  15. wayne-kerr

    wayne-kerr New Member

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    If anyones intrested in buying Wii motes and nunchucks check on eBay i managed to get a brand new mote and nuncheck for £20 + £4 P+P.
     

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