Cincy Typing Challenge

rear-typing
10:59 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Cincinnati man beats speed typing record with new device

Finalists Robert Price and Matthew Makepeace square off in the final round of the Cincy Typing Challenge Thursday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

The Cincy Typing Challenge Finals were held Thursday at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Seven finalists from Saturday’s public competition met in head to head competitions.

Robert Price, of East Walnut Hills shut out the other finalists with gross speeds of up to 137 words per minute.

The competition promoted a new “rear-typing” technique which uses a rear-mounted split keyboard on a curved, handheld device. The product, still in development, is called “TREWGrip mobile QWERTY” for the user’s ability to type on a full-sized QWERTY-style keyboard while on the go.

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