A brand new world typing report of 293 phrases per minute (wpm) was apparently set final weekend by aptly-named Twitter consumer @MythicalRocket. The typist uploaded a video of the pace run to his YouTube account exhibiting him reaching 293 wpm with 97% accuracy over 15 seconds on Monkeytype on April 30. This adopted a record-setting run simply someday earlier, wherein he reached 272wpm with 98% accuracy over 60 seconds.
It would shock you that MythicalRocket is just not a courtroom stenographer or a transcriptionist (or a legendary rocket), however a 16-year-old from Florida who first bought into speed-typing a couple of years in the past. He set his present report on a full-size SteelSeries Apex Professional with optical switches, although he says he does not imagine the kind of switches makes that a lot of a distinction in pace.
“I used to make use of the Apex 7, which is mainly the Apex Professional however with brown switches, and I used to be just about simply as quick,” he advised me through Twitter DM. “The change initially took some time to get used to, however after a couple of weeks, I bought again in control.”
I requested if he is solely used SteelSeries keyboards, and he stated, “Just about.” I additionally requested if SteelSeries had no less than despatched him some swag, and he replied, “Haha, I want, however I have never gotten something from typing but” — minus the net notoriety, in fact. Lastly, he talked about making an attempt the Logitech G915 however did not just like the low profile.
As for MythicalRocket’s keyboard format of selection, it is the tried-and-true QWERTY. This may come as a shock, as many speed-typists have been identified to make use of alternate, allegedly extra environment friendly layouts, comparable to Dvorak or Colemak.
“QWERTY is not truly all that dangerous, and that is coming from somebody who additionally has 200+ wpm scores on different alt layouts,” MythicalRocket, who additionally is aware of Colemak and Canary, stated.
The present “official” Guinness World Report holder for quickest typist seems to nonetheless be Barbara Blackburn, whose peak pace was 212 wpm utilizing a Dvorak format. After all, that “official” world report has been unofficially overwhelmed a number of instances in in-person typing contests and on-line leaderboards. (MythicalRocket has not contacted Guinness to make his report “official,” nor does he appear to have plans to.)
MythicalRocket at the moment tops the leaderboards at Monkeytype, which is one among two websites he makes use of to domesticate his pace (the opposite is TypeRacer), and his most up-to-date information are each from Monkeytype. Along with Twitter, he posts movies of his typing exploits on TikTok and Youtube.