Master a Blank Keyboard in 30 Days and You Might Double Your Typing Speed
Have you ever wanted to learn how to type or code faster? Das Keyboard is kicking off its first-ever online #BlankKeyboardChallenge to help professionals excel at their craft.
Das Keyboard is inviting hardcore typists, writers, tech enthusiasts, programmers, and developers to embark on a fun, professional challenge to improve their typing speed and accuracy by mastering a blank keyboard. For 30 days participants will use a blank Das Keyboard Ultimate keyboard or another keyboard with blank keycaps to test themselves and see how quickly they can learn to type or code without looking at their keys. Warning: it won’t be easy! Even decent touch typists will have a hard time remembering where every symbol is located, but it will be a rewarding experience. Participants will measure their typing speed and post their #blankkeyboardchallenge progress to social media along the way while encouraging others to participate. Goodies will be sent out through April 30th, 2022, and it is not required to use Das Keyboard products. See below for the full list of instructions and rules.
The original blank keyboard, Das Keyboard Ultimate, was launched in 2005 when Das Keyboard founder and CEO (and “Uber Geek” programmer), Daniel Guermeur (Twitter: @supercobra) had a personal quest to improve his typing speed and accuracy. Daniel found himself constantly looking down at the keys while he typed which slowed his ability to write code, so he created a blank keyboard which forced him to learn all the key placements since he wasn’t able to cheat and look down at the letters. After just a few weeks of use, his typing speed doubled.
When you look down at your keyboard’s keys as you’re writing or developing code the interruption stops the flow of creativity and slows productivity. Using a blank keyboard removes the ability to look at the keys while you type. It’s an excellent way to increase your average typing speed and daily productivity. Touch typing is not only more productive, but it’s also more enjoyable and is a skill you will have for a lifetime.
At the end of the challenge, every participant will receive a Das Keyboard goodie bag with items like keycaps, keycap pullers, stickers, microfiber cloths, and other useful items for those who conquer the #blankkeyboardchallenge. On May 2nd, three lucky winners will also win a Das Keyboard of their choosing.
This challenge is limited to the USA only.
How to Participate and Get Das Keyboard Goodies:
- Day 1: Test your speed on Typrx.com and take a screenshot of your average WPM. Post your speed to social media with the hashtag #blankkeyboardchallenge and tag @DasKeyboard. (Required)
Example: “Take the blank keyboard challenge with me! #blankkeyboardchallenge @DasKeyboard”
- On day 15 of using a completely blank keyboard such as the Das Keyboard Ultimate, or any other keyboard with blank keycaps. Test your speed on Typrx.com and take a screenshot of your average WPM. Post it to social media with the hashtag #blankkeyboardchallenge and tag @DasKeyboard. (Required)
- On day 30 of using a blank keyboard, test your typing speed on Typrx.com and post a picture of your average WPM, plus a picture of video of your blank keyboard to social media using the hashtag #blankkeyboardchallenge and tag @DasKeyboard. (Required)
- Submit your shipping information and a picture of your social media posts to: https://www.daskeyboard.com/blank-keyboard-challenge. (Required)
It is not required to use Das Keyboard products to receive free goodies. Goodies will be distributed through April 30th to US residents who comply with the rules above.