Video: Xtreme typing challenge pits iPhone vs. Netbook
We decided to pit an iPhone against a Netbook to see which is the true king of mobile productivity. And we thought we'd do it in the back of a $1.47 million rally car.
When Crave UK gets bored, odd things happen. We'll fly, we'll dress up in costumes and , hell, we'll even drag a big-ass --just for kicks.
We think you'll agree our latest stunt continues this tradition of recklessness. In the video above, we decided to pit an iPhone against a Netbook to see which is the true king of mobile productivity. Rather than attempt this stunt on a train or in a coffee shop, we thought we'd do it in the back of a $1.47 million rally. Yup, that's how we roll.
Our challenge was pretty simple: hop into the passenger seat alongside 14-time European Rallycross champion Kenneth Hansen, hurtle around Lydden racetrack in Dover, England, and attempt to type, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"--a pangram, or holoalphabetic sentence containing every letter of the alphabet--onto each device.
It might sound easy enough, but Ken's Citroen C4 does 0-60mph in 2.39 seconds --quicker than some Formula 1 cars--on gravel. Then there's the fact the car can generate three times the force of gravity in a corner, and has a passenger cabin so hot and so inhospitable it could put Texas to shame.
So what'll it be? The Netbook with its full Qwerty keyboard, or the iPhone with its touch screen and clever auto-correction feature? There's only one way to find out!
Correction: We stated in the video that Kenneth Hansen is Swedish. He's actually from Denmark. Our båd.