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Any decent ones on the market?
Might be interesting to learn in order to surpass 115-120 wpm easily.

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Unicom (the guys that now own the rights to the IBM Model M) sells mechanical keyboards with DVORAK as an option on a few different models.
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post #3 of 28
I thought that it was a common misconception that you achieve a higher WPM with a Dvorak keyboard vs a QWERTY.
I also thought the Dvorak keyboard was made to be more comfortable and help reduce strain?
post #4 of 28
Colemak > Qwerty > Dvorak
If you want to convert and be able to type more comfortably, try learning Colemak. More keys are in the same place as QWERTY, including but not limited to the ZXCV (Copy-paste) cluster. Colemak results in +-5 WPM from QWERTY after 2-3 months but reduces strain by a million times.
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I think he was looking to increase his speed rather than comfort.
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post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by PRO-AMERICA;13718182 
I think he was looking to increase his speed rather than comfort.

What's the point of speed if he ends up getting carpal tunnel from typing a lot and not efficiently.
post #7 of 28
Oh, well Colemak also increases speed if you try. The fact is that Colemak is easier to learn but Dvorak results in better results. And yes, Colemak does result in 55-65WPM depending on the typist but with remarkable comfort.
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post #8 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbudden;13718208 
What's the point of speed if he ends up getting carpal tunnel from typing a lot and not efficiently.
Hasn't happened with 10+ years of heavily using QWERTY. wink.gif
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Colemak does result in 55-65WPM depending on the typist but with remarkable comfort.
I hope you mean 55-65 wpm gain tongue.gif
I vary from 115-125 depending on the day and the test.
If there's an average of 15+wpm gains over baseline then I'm all for it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;13718488 
Hasn't happened with 10+ years of heavily using QWERTY. wink.gif

Let's hope you didn't just jinx yourself. wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;13718488 
Hasn't happened with 10+ years of heavily using QWERTY. wink.gif

I hope you mean 55-65 wpm gain tongue.gif
I vary from 115-125 depending on the day and the test.
If there's an average of 15+wpm gains over baseline then I'm all for it.

The average typist types 55-65WPM, I type 63WPM QWERTY. Since you type 120WPM (****) I think there might not be a substantial increase in WPM (I'd expect results of anywhere between 105-135WPM) the comfort will be greatly increased.
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