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Gigabyte-aivia-osmium.34142601
9.4 out of 10

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

Superior CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Key-Switch - Optimized 45g a Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

Nightmare in a box

Jonathan L., Newegg
10 May 2014
  • Summary: There are way better options out there. Skip this.
  • Pros: Great tactile feel. Looks great. Nice shape. Very little fluff.
  • Cons: This keyboard has given me nothing but headaches since I received it for Christmas 2012. For one, it regularly has sticky keys. This results in a flood of letters, spaces, or backspaces on your screen until you tap the button again. Secondly, it double taps a lot. As a writer, this causes typos regularly.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away !

Anonymous, Newegg
21 October 2013
  • Summary: Had to RMA first one after 5 months, now the replacement is developing the multiple keystroke problem after 2 months. Gigabyte won't send another keyboard until I send this one back at my cost for the second time.
  • Pros: Looks good.
  • Cons: Have to RMA every few months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Hardware Failure in Under 2 Months

Andy T., Newegg
6 October 2013
  • Summary: Solid, excellent keyboard.
  • Pros: The keyboard is excellent. It feels great and solid, and I loved every moment using it. It was responsive and I was very impressed with the build quality. I would recommend it to anyone for both standard computing tasks, and for gaming.
  • Cons: The keyboard failed in less than 2 months. This is unacceptable for a premium product. The Aivia light remains on and the volume scroller works, but none of the keys work. It seems to be a prevalent problem as I browsed through the Aivia forums, with no fix except "Please contact us". I've just sent in the support request and my feedback of the keyboard will be based on the quality of their support.
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Overall 2
2.0

Technical Support is Pathetic

Eric A., Newegg
24 August 2013
  • Summary: If you like a product with a company that supports their product think again and choose wisely.
  • Pros: Types ok, the lights for keys are good and I can adjust sound level.
  • Cons: Have yet to make a macro because there is no shipped documentation/software and the support on their forum page with technical information which I assume is where I would be given the knowledge is locked up unless your a "force level" status. To become "force status" you need to register your product (not a problem until you get to a little thing called check # which is missing and was never shipped or labeled on the package). I attempt e-mails w/ no response.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

lxxl™, NCIX.com
4 August 2013
  • Summary: One of the best full Mechanical keyboard with macro keys, cherry reds and LEDs, the LEDs can be controlled with the mouse wheel on the keyboard, turn off/brightness. I didn't give it a 5 star cause of the O-rings, it was good without, but with the O-rings this keyboard became the best thing I have had, the feeling of Cherry keys without the "tacking" noise.
  • Pros: +Mechanical Keys, +Cherry Reds, +Blue LEDs, +5 Macro keys with Aivia button, +Replaceable iconic macro keys, +Comes with Key reomover
  • Cons: -Flip up stands, can flip down easy, -Didn't come with O-Rings, -Macro is placed in a bad place, sometimes pushing the F-keys instead, -Rubber feets can be better, still moves
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Overall 2
2.0

Unfortunate

Brian T., Newegg
2 June 2013
  • Summary: If I had known that replacement parts were not available and that the spacebar had cheap breakable plastic pieces on the bottom of it I probably would have bought something else.
  • Pros: Feels nice, is solid, the lights look cool.
  • Cons: The spacebar does not work right because it's broken. I don't think you were ever meant to take the spacebar off of the keyboard but I can because mine is semi broken. They have these little plastic pieces on the bottom of the spacebar, I can't imagine they are that durable seeing as mine is broken and they are tiny.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Nicholas_K, NCIX.com
25 February 2013
  • Summary: I've enjoyed using the keyboard and I like the type of mechanical keys it uses. I would have liked to know before hand that the actual size of the keys seems to be a bit smaller than the standard keys from any other keyboard I have. This shrinks the length of the keyboard down, which may be good for some with limited space, but I have fairly big hands and I would have rather just had full sized keys.
  • Pros: Nice mechanical keys, good backlighting, seems to be built solidly and sturdily.
  • Cons: I have had issues with it not working several times, which has required unplugging and replugging it in. Keys seem to be slightly smaller than the standard size keys.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

AceOnRiv, NCIX.com
6 February 2013
  • Summary: this keyboard is awesome! it better be awesome if you have to pay so much for it! red switches are very nice they are very light, i just cant get enough from the bottom-out sounds, i need to keep typing lol
  • Pros: red switches are nice, light
  • Cons: pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Alex T, NCIX.com
30 January 2013
  • Summary: Overall I'm very happy with this keyboard. It's very pleasant to type and game with and would recommend this to anyone who needs a keyboard for work and play. One potential issue that others may run into though is that the audio connectors are attached together with the USB connectors so you can't reach any of the expansion slots where your sound card is located.
  • Pros: - Solid build qualty, - Excellent package, - Adjustable Back-lit/volume scroll wheel, - Convenient USB3 extension port
  • Cons: - No dedicated media keys, - USB/audio connectors are all tied together
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

John_C, NCIX.com
23 January 2013
  • Summary: I've been using this keyboard off and on for playing CS:Source for the past couple of months and for the most part I have enjoyed it. With a good red switch keyboard like this you can use the light touch to almost float your hand on the keys and the results can be pretty good. Some users will really like the look of the blue backlight but it doesn't work well for me as I find that colour to produce eyestrain and be difficult to see so for the most part I have it switched...
  • Pros: Very fast MX Red switch keyboard, Heavy sturdy construction, Good wrist rest, Good macro system
  • Cons: Blue Backlight, Some key shake, Cannot dim very bright Aivia logo, No PS/2 connector
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