Remember when Apple announced the iPad way back in early 2010, and everyone said that typing on the tablet’s 9.7″ screen would be near-impossible?

Well, it turns out that over a year later, not only is it very possible, but one Georgian boy can even knock out the full English alphabet in just over 5 seconds.

5.26 seconds, to be exact…

The 15 year-old boy, who just so happens to be the first child of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, achieved a world record by beating the previous best by a whopping 1.05 seconds – and he only needed one hand to do it!

Eduard Saakashvili achieved the feat while at the resort of Batumi, situated on the Black Sea. If you’re going to break a pointless record, might as well do it in style, eh?

Understandably, Eduard was rather pleased with his achievement, as was his family, according to Fox News.

“I am very happy,” Eduard said in comments broadcast by Georgian TV after the finger-busting exploit, explaining that he spent months getting ready for the unusual event.

“Our whole family has been nervous. I am a very proud mummy today,” then president’s Dutch wife, Sandra Roelofs, said.”

Next up, well have President Obama’s offspring attempting to jailbreak the White House iPad in record time. JailbreakMe should help with that.


  • Jon

    No life?

  • Manuel

    Awesome news, you got how much for this kid?

  • Nicolas

    The first jailbroken device in the White House? I think Obama has more important things to do than jailbreaking his iPad.

    • bc

      And you have the record for the fastest not getting a joke. Congrats!

  • Mick

    Off topic but does any1 who owns an Apple TV know if it will play avi or mkv files that have that gay Cinavia protection? I know the PS3 and other Sony BluRay’s wont with it being Sony’s protection but i’m not sure if Apple TV has an issue with it.

    • Yo

      It can play ANY format. Especially if you use Air Video

      • Mick

        Thanks for the reply 🙂 I was just unsure as i’d read it only supported files supported by iTunes but after looking into it I think i’ll pass on Apple TV purely because it has no USB connectivity which is essential for me.

      • Yo

        Np (: i just watch movies using Air Video and then AirPlay them to my ATV2. You can also use that app to convert them and transfer them to
        iTunes as well 😀

  • The record title is ridiculous, i mean fastest typing on ipad? It would mean the same kid can practise on the galaxy 10.1 and then get the record fastest typing on galaxy 10.1, the title needs to be more general like… Fastest typing on a tablet pc

    • Michael

      It’s not ridiculous. He for the record for fastest typing on an iPad. He does not hold the record for any other tablet device yet, therefore we can’t say that he’s the fastest on all tablets, since they have different sizes and keyboards

  • Revvxz

    I know a guy who can type the entire alphabet on a computer in 2.76 seconds 😀

  • bluewater

    “explaining that he spent months getting ready for the unusual event.”

    Never said that.
    Beating the record was easy (a few days of casual practice), getting the guinness people to recognize it was the hard part.

  • Chrissy

    Now that’s gonna look good on his C.V, if he ever actually needs to get a real job lol