Free $200 Keyboard Giveaway

Enter to win a $200 gift certificate to wasdkeyboards.com. Many chances to win. The winner will be announced on June 1st, 2019 and gift certificate will be emailed to the winner. Without further ado let’s get right to the giveaway:

$200 Gift Certificate

$200 Gift Certificate to WASDKeyboards.com

WASD Maker Designs

Check out these custom WASD Keyboard Maker Designs, each a unique piece of art. You could be a proud owner any one of these keyboards. Take your time to browse the selection on their website after you’re done here.

WASD Keyboards

When it comes to computer keyboards there are WASD keyboards, and then there is everything else. WASD’s Maker Designs are in a category of their own. TypeTrail Media is giving away a $200 gift certificate to wasdkeyboards.com. You can spend it on anything in the store. In fact each keyboard is fully customizable, and you can choose everything from the color of the keys to choosing from one of six different Cherry MX switch variations that each come with their own distinctive feel, action, and sound profile. You’ll enjoy the:
  • Precision German engineering, using the finest quality ABS plastic.
  • No obnoxious branding.
  • Discreet LED indicators.
  • Fingerprentless textured case material.
  • Six different Cherry MX switches to choose from.
Learn more about the unique differences of the switches in the video below:

Cherry MX Switches

WASD Keyboard Reviews

Here’s a link to check out reviews of the best mechanical keyboards in the world. Check out this YouTube review from Jerry:

100 WPM Typing Challenge

Have you ever taken a 1 minute typing test? You can start at typing.com and post your results to on social media with the hashtag #100wpmchallenge. Then if you feel ambitious take on the 100wpm typing challenge on your own time. The 100wpm typing challenge is a high bar that even experienced typists struggle to clear. For 2019 my New Years resolution was to complete the 100wpm challenge on a 1 minute typing test with a final score of 100wpm. Not just typing a roughshod 100wpm, but getting a 100wpm score where mistakes count against you and accuracy is measured as a percentage of errors, and each lost percentage point of accuracy counts as -5wpm against your speed score. 

P463 Alpha-V by Liam Page 104-Key Custom Mechanical Keyboard

So if you are typing for a score of 100wpm at 99% accuracy you would need to aim for a speed of 105wpm. If you type with 98% accuracy, aim for a speed of 110wpm, and so on:

Speed Accuracy WPM Score
100wpm
100%
100wpm
105wpm
99%
100wpm
110wpm
98%
100wpm
115wpm
97%
100wpm
120wpm
96%
100wpm
125wpm
95%
100wpm

Unless you are already 100% accurate it becomes clear that the fastest and easiest way to improve your score is to improve your accuracy.  Try to reach 100% accuracy and hit that 100wpm typing speed mistake-free, I started the year being able to type with 96-97% accuracy, and it was a challenge to train myself to type 100wpm without any mistakes. Today, I officially completed the challenge. I passed it, but it’s still not something I can consistently repeat. I made it on my third attempt in the morning. After 5 minutes of typing it’s best to take a break because your hands will start to get tired and speed and accuracy start to drop fast.

WASD V3 104-Key Doubleshot ABS GMK HyperFuse Origins Mechanical

Learn To Type With Practice

If you’re struggling, check out the many free typing lessons and games online. Make sure you start with solid fundamentals:
  • no chicken pecking
  • fingers resting on the home row, not wandering around
  • good posture and wrist position
  • position your monitor 20 inches away from your eyes, about an arms length away.

Stick with it, keep drilling and practicing, your speed and accuracy will get better. When I was first started typing the good lessons cost money, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and Peter Cortez Championship Typing. Now there are many good free lessons including on typing.com or available from many open resources online. I believe in you, you got this, you can do it!

Share Your Accomplishment

So go ahead and head over to typing.com and take a one minute typing test, take a screenshot and post your results to social media with the hashtag #100wpmchallenge. Don’t forget to head over to wasdkeyboards.com/giveaway when you’re done and enter to win another $200 gift certificate to effectively double your chances to win. Have fun typing, or writing if that’s your thing, and good luck on your 100wpm challenge!