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Wii Speak

Platform : Nintendo Wii
3.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • The microphone sits atop the sensor bar and picks up the conversation of everyone in the room to encourage a more inclusive experience
  • Compatible with Animal Crossing - City Folk
  • Requires an on-line connection
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • ESRB Rating: Rating Pending Rating Pending
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B001EZ8IBS
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 14.5 x 3.7 cm ; 227 g
  • Release Date: Nov. 16 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,512 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Product Features The microphone sits atop the sensor bar and picks up the conversation of everyone in the room to encourage a more inclusive experience Compatible with Animal Crossing - City Folk Requires an on-line connection Nintendo Wii Speak Wii Accessory. With tthe new Wii Speak Accessory it's like you're all in the same room. The microphone sits atop the sensor bar and picks up the conversation of everyone in the room to encourage a more inclusive experience. Compatible with Animal Crossing: City Folk. The Wii Speak accessory requires an on-line connection.

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Nintendo tried to make voice communications in-game a family affair but this poorly conceived idea was mainly only used by a handful of single player games where any and all background noise picked up (by whoever you're speaking to on the other end) only serves to take you out of the game experience. Might have some value as a novelty item at some distant point in the future.
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This device works ok, but I've found you almost have to yell at it, and still does not always catch what you are saying.
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By MeganM on Sept. 29 2011
The wii speak is easy to set up , and use . But you need a strong voice to use it .
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great Accessory
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f3b3e10) out of 5 stars 156 reviews
52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f480bf4) out of 5 stars ii Speak Nov. 25 2008
By Jessica Mascola - Published on Amazon.com
I love the wii speak microphone. You can hear everyone in the room clearly. The quality is great. And it's nice that you don't need a headset, which can become uncomfortable and you can only hear one person talking. Talking is much easier to communicate with someone. Typing with the wiimote becomes tedious and is less fun then actually speaking to someone. If you get a keyboard to help speed up your typing, which runs for about $40 or $50 compared to $30 for the mic or $20 if you buy the bundle with Animal Crossing, It's still not as efficient and fun as the microphone. Having a keyboard is just another "controller" you have to worry about. You can't play and talk at the same time like you can with the mic.

If you are going to get animal crossing anyways, I highly recommend the mic. If you have no interest in the game, I would wait to see what the wii speak channel is like, since it's not even up yet. So buying it without animal crossings is useless at this point. And also if you aren't going to buy AC then I would wait to see what other games are compatible with it. Hopefully Nintendo will fully embrace the mic. It will add a lot more playing value to games if it does.
62 of 70 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f327018) out of 5 stars Doesn't work well with Jeopardy Nov. 17 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this to use with the Jeopardy game. It was a total waste of money. The game has a very difficult time understanding what you're saying. You have to speak painfully slow and very loud, there can't be ANY background noise, and you usually have to repeat yourself many times. I tried several different setups and it never got any better.

Plus, the game is multiple choice when using the Wii Speak, regardless of difficulty level. This kind-of defeats the purpose of using the Wii Speak on Jeopardy in the first place. I was hoping to be able to call out the answers without multiple choice prompts, but it would be impossible since it usually can't even tell what you're saying when there are only 3 choices.

I don't know how well it works with other games, but don't bother if you're thinking about getting it for Jeopardy.
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f327450) out of 5 stars Wii Speak now you can speak too Dec 15 2008
By Amazon Deity - Published on Amazon.com
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A must have for anyone that owns Wii Animal Crossing. Great sound quality, large audio range and extremely easy to install (Wii USB port). You must be able to connect to WiFi in order to use this. It allows you to talk with friends and players from all over the world right from your living room with no need for a mic and headset.

Besides Animal Crossing series, Wii Speak Channel will allow up to 4 different location users to connect with each other even without the Animal Crossing software. You are provided with a Wii Download Ticket with a unique number. The ticket, which can be redeemed via the Wii Shop Channel, will enable the user to download the Wii Speak Channel free of charge to a single Wii console. Via the Wii Speak Channel, you will be able to use your Mii and leave voice messages to your friends, share photos and have normal conversation just like if you were on the phone.

I can't wait to see what other games Nintendo Wii will come up with to work with the Wii speak.
44 of 53 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f327468) out of 5 stars WORTHLESS NINTENDO PRODUCT Nov. 30 2010
By Bookbonkers - Published on Amazon.com
We purchased this to use with Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. As many other reviewers have stated, this item is completely worthless for this purpose. We have tried various settings, moving of objects, eliminating any possible sound conflicts, moving our furniture and people placement in the room, screaming and soft-talking...NOTHING results in this item functioning, even remotely, to its purpose. I believe this item is not a viable product. It should never have been put on the market. Do not buy this product...save yourself the headache.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f0c6ed0) out of 5 stars Lots of fun talking instead of typing. Dec 8 2008
By Yoda OK - Published on Amazon.com
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I just received my Wii Speak microphone today. I hooked it up, which just consisted of plugging it into one of the usb slots on the back of the Wii, and immediatly went on Animal Crossing City Folk and began chatting with some of my friends. It's so much fun to get to hear what some of the people sound like, espicially those who may be from a different country. I played the game for 2 weeks without the microphone and it was nowhere near as much fun. It was a pain to always have to type in what I wanted to say with the remote and in the limited space they give you to type in. It's so nice to just be able to talk and keep playing. It really added to the experience of the game and made it even more fun. I would highly recommend this item to anybody who thinks they are going to play the game over wifi. The only downfall I've found so far is if somebody has their television turned up too loud, you get some echo and it sometimes sounds like they are talking through a tin can. Most of the time though, it was plenty loud enough and very clear.

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