Video: Kohjinsha SC3 typing speed (62 wpm!)

In response to my Kohjinsha SC3 review, reader zorg expressed an interest in seeing a video demo of me typing on the mini notebook’s keyboard.


To test typing speeds on mobile device keyboards, I usually take one of the 3-minute tests available at TypingTest.com. Since no one would want to sit through three minutes of me typing (even watching a pot of water come to a boil is more interesting than that!), I took and recorded a one-minute test instead. Check out the video below.

You’ll also see some light stylus-touchscreen interaction (another request from zorg), as well as me fumbling at the end of the video to get a better shot of the SC3’s 7-inch touchscreen and my test results.

The results are better than I stated in my review yesterday because of the extra day’s worth of practice and the shorter test.

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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11 thoughts on “Video: Kohjinsha SC3 typing speed (62 wpm!)

  • Thanks for your review and videos of the SC3. I’ve been considering importing this ultra portable as a light tablet for college as an alternative to an eeePC or larger macbook of sorts. I’m already going to be bringing a very powerful desktop, so I think I’m going to end up getting this for light notes and around campus usage =)

  • Fast!
    My problem:
    q1u will be better in slate mode and easier to use in non-table scenarios.

  • Avatar of Maarten Hammega

    But then again, Steve is a big Q1U fan and not someone who is easy to please regarding netbooks and UMPC’s :-)

    I can’t wait for your review Steve :-)
    When do you expect your SC3 to arrive?

    I should have the SC3 and SW016SH fairly soon.
    Depending on customs and other delays.
    Unfortunately my SC3 is delayed (distributor) in Japan but I have faith in Brett from Conics.net that everything will be fine.

  • Thank you so much! Beyond the demo of the device itself, you bring a clear focus on “technology in use” that distinguishes you as the most interesting technology blogger I read.

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that one of the other two technology bloggers who I regard as being “in your class” (Kevin Tofel and Steve Paine) has already commented on this post. Quality appreciates quality!

  • I know my life has peaked when on Friday afternon I watching the gripping saga of the Typing test on pocketables.com.

    My review of the movie: Heart wrenching, emotionally charged, I was so engrossed that I could not tear myself away from the screen. A true classic…bravo director, this work will put you in the same class as Hitchcock and Huston !

  • @ Maarten: Did you also get the port replicator/cradle for the Sharp? I’m hoping mine will ship with the D4 in the next few days. Can’t wait!

    @ zorg: That is high praise indeed, as both Kevin and Steve are the very top of my daily must-read list. Thanks for your generous words and support! :-)

    @ Hazmat: If you enjoyed “Typing Test,” then you’ll love the rest of the riveting titles in the Pocketables series: “Reading an eBook,” “Plugging in a USB Drive,” and “Waiting for FedEx.” The boxed set will be available in time for Christmas.

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  • jenn, I am sorry but to me that computer looks like a keyboard larger than a HP Jornada 728 which I can touch type about 45-55 words per minute. I have to ask do you really know how to touch type? I got used to having my fingers touch slightly back in the HPC days and that enabled me to touch type fairly well with clamshells that were about 7″ in length (Psion 5mx 6.9 but had the best key feel, HP Jornada 7.3″). To me someone that touch types should be able to use this computer touch typing with a bit of practice. The difference with smaller than desktop keys is getting used to having your fingers touching each other.

  • Yes, I really know how to touch type: 86 wpm on a full-size keyboard and 100+ wpm on my Vaio TZ’s 90% keyboard for some reason. I suppose I could learn to get used to having my fingers touch each other, but I’m not interested in giving it a try because it’s too uncomfortable. Considering that I could hunt-and-peck with three fingers on the Kohjinsha SC3 at 62 wpm, I don’t think scrunching up my fingers to touch type on a small keyboard is necessary.

    Typing is very much like playing the piano to me, so having my fingers touch as I do it feels very unnatural. To each his own! :-)

  • Jenn,

    When you test out the Sharp D4 do you think you can at least try to place your hands in a touch type position and let us know what your thoughts are? for someone used to having their fingers close togther for clamshell computers? Comparing hunt and pecking on a device longer than a thumb input is not to me utilizing the potential of the D4 keyboard. thanks in advance.

  • Jenn,

    Thanks so much!!!! I can not wait to read your review and am checking your site daily with eager anticipation!

    fyi, it took me about an hour or so to get used to the feel of having my fingers so close together but after that I could type 70-85% of my desktop speed in that manner on a HP Jornada and typically 80-85% on the Psion 5mx.


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