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Topic: Can you use Bluetooth headsets on the Wii U or wireless ones?

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Treverend

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Just wondering if anyone tried. I KNOW my brother is gonna talk crap about the Wii U when he finds out you need the headset connected to the GamePad if you wanna use the Pro controller. And I know he wants the Pro controller because he told me that, and he doesn't play much besides CoD and Halo. Are any of these solutions possible? Would really like confirmation before I buy one.

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SCAR392

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Nope. It can, but Nintendo hasn't made/licensed 'compatible' ones yet... Actually, there's a wireless one at Gamestop that will work. It's $80.

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iGeeked

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Which one is it? What's it called? I've really want a wireless one.

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Cubits

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The wireless one is the pdp afterglow wireless headset. It's only wireless if you don't want to use it for voice chat. When you want to chat, you have to plug it into the gamepad.

If you want an alright pair of wireless headphones, or if you'll use them across multiple platforms (they're wireless on pc and ps3, need plugging in for the 360), then they're probably worth the price. As a dedicated WiiU headset however, you're probably better off with other wired options.

So no, there's no wireless chat solution for the WiiU. Whatever it is, it will have to be plugged into the gamepad. I do find it stupid that people without any hands-on experience gravitate towards the pro controller over the gamepad though. There's NOTHING pro about it, it's just a cheap second player controller for multiplatform games.

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Powkitty4

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using head phones that came with a cell phone or any outher ones with a built in mic will work so that holy costs you like $10 and they work fine

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SCAR392

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You could technically buy a wireless bluetooth pair of headphones with a mic on them. You plug the wireless reciever into the headphone jack like a regular pair of headphones, then the headphones communicate with the headphone jack dongle thing using bluetooth. A quality bluetooth pair of headphones are expensive, but if you want a wireless headset, that's the way to go. Just look up bluetooth headphones on google, or go to Best Buy. I know I've seen them before.

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Sean_Aaron

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If that's the case I'll just use my iPhone earbuds. I do find it annoying that some games like Nano Assault don't have an option to route audio through the Gamepad normally. That should be standard really.

I'm still hoping I can use my Wii USB headset, but then I'd need to have an online game with voice support for any of these concerns to be relevant.

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Cubits

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Considering that Black Ops 2 doesn't support the headbanger headest you are referring to, it's highly unlikely that you'll ever see support for it integrated into the WiiU's repetoire.

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Sean_Aaron

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For shame. Makes the USB ports on the front seem like a waste then. At least it works with the software I use to remote control my office phone when I work from home so it's not going into a landfill!

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buddy1155

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I have tried using normal telephone wired headsets... it doesnt work. Bluetooth devices are supposed to be wireless WITHOUT any plug in. So if it has any plug in and its not just true wireless, its not really bluetooth. The wiiu does not yet have a bluetooth capability like a cell phone. It would be wonderful if it did. I really dont want to spend 40 dollars for headset with a mic at walmart. Be great if there was a cheaper alternative

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SCAR392

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Do you have Skullcandies or Apple earphones with a mic? Those work. The only wireless option right now is the PDP Afterglow which is $80 I think. The Wii U has bluetooth. Even the Wii does, but it only takes bluetooth signals from Nintendo program devices.

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