Keyboard vs Tablet vs iPhone etc… Text Entry Test

A test was done over at Gyford that put six devices to the test against each other to see which had the quickest input method. The list included a pen (yes, pen and paper), a keyboard, a Newton, Graffiti, Treo and iPhone. The test was run by timing how long it took to enter a 221 word block of text which the writer memorised a couple of years ago which reads…

I have enough faith in my fellow creatures in Great Britain to believe that when they have got over the delirium of the television, when they realize that their new homes that they have been put into are mortgaged to the hilt, when they realize that the moneylender has been elevated to the highest position in the land, when they realize that the refinements for which they should look are not there, that it is a vulgar society of which no decent person could be proud, when they realize all those things, when the years go by and they see the challenge of modern society not being met by the Tories who can consolidate their political powers only on the basis of national mediocrity, who are unable to exploit the resources of their scientists because they are prevented by the greed of their capitalism from doing so, when they realize that the flower of our youth goes abroad today because they are not being given opportunities of using their skill and their knowledge properly at home, when they realize that all the tides of history are flowing in our direction, that we are not beaten, that we represent the future: then, when we say it and mean it, then we shall lead our people to where they deserve to be led!

To see how long each test took, check out the graph below. For a full explanation of how text entry was like on each device check out Gyford.

Speak Your Mind