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markenki
06-21-2013, 11:52 PM
Blindfolded: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/9000/fastest-time-to-type-a-text-message-(sms)-on-a-touch-screen-mobile-phone-while-blindfolded

Sighted: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/8000/fastest-time-to-write-a-text-message-(sms)-on-a-touchscreen-mobile-phone

:)

Crothcipt
06-21-2013, 11:58 PM
gratz man. I always wanted to know if correct spelling and sentence structure is judged to get this.

From someone that can type a word a min. on my phone YOU ROCK!!

Burl Source
06-22-2013, 12:12 AM
Congratulations!

marc4pt0
06-22-2013, 12:18 AM
What phone did you use? Pretty cool man!

Zwiefel
06-22-2013, 12:24 AM
serious geek cred right there...gratz!

tk59
06-22-2013, 01:16 AM
Impressive! What was the message?

jimbob
06-22-2013, 02:51 AM
Thats awesome! And a not so obsure record like so many others, hotly contested im sure! Hows your speed chopping?!?

markenki
06-22-2013, 03:40 AM
The text:
"The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."

franzb69
06-22-2013, 04:07 AM
congratulations!! =D

sudsy9977
06-22-2013, 06:19 AM
What was your time?....I didn't see it listed....ryan

Justin0505
06-22-2013, 09:42 AM
What phone and keyboard? Video?

Mr.Magnus
06-22-2013, 10:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j7MIuZnrJOY#! why is this guy not counted. :scratchhead:

knyfeknerd
06-22-2013, 10:41 AM
I'll bet you're really good with video games too.

markenki
06-22-2013, 11:35 AM
Thanks, guys!

The time is in the description below the photo. For sighted it is 20.53s; for blindfolded it is 25.90s. Incidentally, my blindfolded time is better than the previous sighted record (25.94s).

Actually, I'm not a gamer! I wasted too much time in my youth playing Ultima II (anybody remember that?) that I decided I wouldn't play another video game.

Magnus, there are certain rules one needs to follow, and I can't tell from the video whether Keymonk does. I'm curious why Keymonk didn't submit their evidence (or maybe they did?). If I break some of the rules, I can do it sighted in under 10 seconds.

Unfortunately, I can't talk about any of the details or share a video. My employer wouldn't be too happy. :sad0:

Best regards,

Mark

lowercasebill
06-22-2013, 11:49 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j7MIuZnrJOY#! why is this guy not counted. :scratchhead:

because he was swyping not typing.. if you are not familiar with swype , it is a keyboard option on some android phones.. you do not lift your fingers from the keyboard but move them across from /to the letters you want the chip does the rest. if you go back to the video, at one point, you will see 'tracers' that mark the route of his fingers. I accidentally enabled swype once [insert I am dumber than my smartphone icon here]

Mr.Magnus
06-22-2013, 03:51 PM
lol im 25 :) i do know what swype is. however i didnt know it was against the rules to use it.

If I break some of the rules, I can do it BLINDFOLDED NO HANDED in under 6 seconds. :rofl2: haha just kidding, voice command should do the trick thou ;)

congratz to the records and tobad we could not see em !

lowercasebill
06-22-2013, 04:14 PM
lol im 25 :) i do know what swype is. however i didnt know it was against the rules to use it.

If I break some of the rules, I can do it BLINDFOLDED NO HANDED in under 6 seconds. :rofl2: haha just kidding, voice command should do the trick thou ;)

congratz to the records and tobad we could not see em !
My sons are older than you. And this is my first post from my phone:biggrin:

Mr.Magnus
06-22-2013, 04:21 PM
My sons are older than you. And this is my first post from my phone:biggrin:


I'm impressed, not bad at all.

markenki
06-22-2013, 10:40 PM
Actually, the previous record was set using Swype: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20014362-71.html
Here's a video: http://lockerz.com/u/20622716/decalz/6919138/woman_smashes_texting_world_record

Lefty
06-22-2013, 10:56 PM
That's pretty cool, Mark! I always get a kick out of sending things to Microsoft. It just seems different, I guess.

I hardly use my computer. Basically, my entire forum experience is on my phone.

Justin0505
06-23-2013, 12:23 AM
Why would your employerbe unhappy about the reccords that you set in your free time? Unless perhaps you work for MS and set it using a droid or ios device....

schanop
06-23-2013, 01:18 AM
Yeah Mark. Lord British rocks, right?



Thanks, guys!

Actually, I'm not a gamer! I wasted too much time in my youth playing Ultima II (anybody remember that?) that I decided I wouldn't play another video game.