In this episode of The Tom’s Hardware show, special guest Daniel Guermeur, CEO and co-founder of Das Keyboard, chats about the Ultimate Typing Championship, keyboards, the best computer mice and more.
Daniel Guermeur was invited to join the weekly Tom’s Hardware Show as a special guest, with host Scharon Harding and guest Matt Safford who is a writer for TomsHardware.com. In the episode they discuss the 2020 Ultimate Typing Championship, the interesting story about how Das Keyboard got started, Scharon’s recently completed “Frankenboard“, computer mice, and future things to come from Das Keyboard.
In the segment, Daniel starts off by discussing the reboot of the Ultimate Typing Championship, and how they completely rebuilt the competitive typing website Typrx.com so that the entire event could held online due to COVID-19. The competition was a search for the fastest typist in the world, and a new winner was crowned. All of the typists competed on a Das Keyboard 4 Professional, with their choice of Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue switches. Most typists selected the Brown switch, which is the soft, tactile version, and which is currently the most popular for typists in the US.
Next, Scharon showed Daniel her new “Frankenboard”, which she pieced together with switches and keycaps she had laying around from a variety of companies. Matt has been working on testing and reviewing wireless keyboards, and Daniel lives in the keyboard world so and the feedback wasn’t all bad.
Scharon, Daniel and Matt close out the program by discussing mice, including the trackball (which still exists and is loved by a small subset of users). They talk about what is currently the best computer mouse, and Daniel reveals the secret to why one company has always been the leader for building the best mice.
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