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  • Extreme Typing Showdown: iPhone vs. Netbook
    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Rally car + iPhone + Asus Eee PC + pangram. What could be better to test out whether the iPhone or the netbook will conquer as the ultimate on-the-go mobile device?



    Winner: iPhone. The Asus doesn't even begin to compare in this unscientific and totally awesome test that has no real comparison in normal every day life. If you are skydiving, rally racing, going to space, dogfighting in your fighter jet or participating in any other high-g hard to type activity choose the iPhone.

    [crave via giz]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Extreme Typing Showdown: iPhone vs. Netbook started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      sweet!
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      wow to bad they didnt include that iphone is also a phone too
    1. thats_10kid's Avatar
      thats_10kid -
      haha ya thats pretty cool
    1. rickroben's Avatar
      rickroben -
      He forgot the word "brown".
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      netbook obviously would be faster typing since there is a real keyboard i dont need a test to assume that
    1. paulishuku's Avatar
      paulishuku -
      Most pointless video ever.
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Awesome test! I love my eeePC. With it and the iPhone I can do anything mobile.
      Agreed! I'm not tethered, but have a broadband card for my eePC. So with that and the +6 hours real battery life of the eePC and my iPhone, you are absolutely correct. I can go anywhere, do anything mobile, and need not rely on WiFi hotspots or other "iffy" variables.
    1. alantoo's Avatar
      alantoo -
      haha this is so funny! i love how the driver is in full protective race gear and the passenger is in street clothes getting the sh*t shook out of him on the ride!
    1. Grassmasta's Avatar
      Grassmasta -
      "Woah! Car phone! Lookin' good their slim!.... Good one iPhone!"
    1. blacksti's Avatar
      blacksti -
      Haha that was cool I love my I phone but mannn I really dont think that was fair because the iphone has a auto correct feature If he would have turned that off then it would have been fair. Well the iphone would still own.

      Anyways If yall noticed he For got BROWN in the iphone test!
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Um...How in the world could you type so perfect on a virtual keyboard on a phone and type that crappy on a physical keyboard on a netbook. That really doesn't make any sense to me. :/
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Probably Auto-Correction kicked in.
    1. wearmaize's Avatar
      wearmaize -
      Auto Correction probably helped out a lot. Also the fact that the PC was on his (moving) lap and the iPhone was held in his hand.

      Best part was seeing him freak out at the speed.
    1. kagehito54's Avatar
      kagehito54 -
      Auto-Correct ftw. I saw this vid on Giz yesterday and laughed at it cause their comment was watch the video and be surprised by the results. But you know the iPhone would win because of the auto-correct feature idk why you would think otherwise.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Autocorrect definitely does help, but you don't type a perfect sentence with no errors on a touch screen phone and not type a single English word on a netbook with physical keys.
    1. kagehito54's Avatar
      kagehito54 -
      ^ It's probably the other variable that's left out is who's to say that the guy in the passenger seat is a good typist.
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      That's what I thought at first... but he actually says that the iphone made sense of his jibberish typing, and then i realized it was the autocomplete feature doing all the work.

      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      Um...How in the world could you type so perfect on a virtual keyboard on a phone and type that crappy on a physical keyboard on a netbook. That really doesn't make any sense to me. :/
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by paulishuku View Post
      Most pointless video ever.
      Of course! That's what makes it so good

      Next time I get in a Rally Car I now know I should take my iPhone rather than a netbook
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Where'd you pick up your broadband card? I've been looking for something similar so I could solder it inside.
      Sorry. I didn't check back here until now. I got my broadband card from Sprint, and I pay slightly over $70/month for the service. I don't know whether that's good or bad, nor whether the service quality/speed is either good or bad as I really haven't checked into it that much. It simply meets my needs and that's enough (for me).

      Hope that helps.

      P.S. It's not so much a "card" as it is a device approximately 3 inches long and about 3/4" wide x 1/4" thick, with a little fold up antenna on it, that plugs into a USB port.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So it's a USB dongle? I have one from Three in the UK and pay £7.50/ month for 5Gb - but Three's network is truly awful compared to T-mob's!