March 15, 2010
YouTube user konceptzoflife has wowed the web with his shockingly fast 83 WPM using only an iPhone 3GS, iTextSpeed, and what we can only assume to be robotic spring-loaded thumbs. The self-proclaimed "fastest iPhone typist" first achieved moderate Internet fame by typing a tepid 81 WPM on his iPhone. With most of you being avid iPhone and iPod touch users, you can probably understand how difficult of an achievement this is. Typing 81 WPM is an absolutely astonishing feat on a soft keyboard, and even fairly difficult on a full-size physical keyboard. His achievement is even more amazing considering he only made a single mistake out of the 44 words typed. He later followed up his 81 WPM with a score of 83 WPM, although he only has screenshots to prove it, no video. His overall goal is to achieve a whopping 90 WPM. Do you think you can come anywhere near that speed? iTextSpeed is a $.99 app, but the developer does offer a free version that allows you to test your typing skills for a full 15 seconds.