The Wii has seen its share of ridiculous peripherals, none stranger and more useless than the Trauma Center plastic surgery kit.
While hilarious to gawk at, JTT’s Mute Mic actually has a purpose. Sing in the muffled microphone and you won’t have to worry about bothering your neighbors while playing Joysound Wii, Hudson’s karaoke game, in the middle of the night. Since the microphone connects to the wii via USB there is potential to use it for other games too. The device sold for a suggested retail price of 3,480 yen ($35) has a removable and washable soundproof cup.
Ever wonder Microsoft of Japan passed over Lips and few companies push karaoke games in Japan? The prevalence of karaoke booths and small amount of living space between neighbors in major cities makes home karaoke hardly practical. After all there is a market for the Mute Mic.