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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium
8.7 out of 10

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

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

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Overall 8

Good Keyboard With a Few Quirks

Nathan F., Newegg
19 September 2015
  • Pros: Adjustable lighting brightness and volume via scroll wheels is convenient. There could be a little more travel on the mute click for the volume--it would prevent accidental pressure switches. Key action quality is great when it functions normally. It makes working on non-mechanical keyboards diff...
  • Cons: Goes haywire at random times. It could suddenly go into a repeating backspace or any other key at any time. My setup requires a USB extension cable, so it's entirely possible the distance may contribute to this problem. I have tried both active and non-active extension cables with no apparent cha...
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Overall 4

Broke After a Year

Matthew B., Newegg
22 April 2015
  • Pros: The keyboard is great to type on, and well made mechanically. The backlight works well, and is easily adjustable. The USB passthrough works well and is convenient.
  • Cons: The keyboard stopped working in the middle of a gaming session. The backlight no longer turns on, and the keys no longer function. I left the room to grab some laundry, and when I returned the keyboard no longer functioned. I believe I have the same electric issues that a few of the other reviews...
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Overall 4

Great product, Horrible reliability

Jessica M., Newegg
18 February 2015
  • Summary: Great overall features and design, but horrible failure rate due to defective USB hub. Sad to say, but don't waste your time or money.
  • Pros: I picked this keyboard because of the great features, adjustable LED back-lighting, great key feel and action, good ergonomics, and the USB 2.0 passthrough. When working, the keyboard performs wonderfully, hours of continuous gameplay with very little wrist strain and the back-lit LED can be adju...
  • Cons: Over the course of the 2 year warranty, I've had three keyboards fail. My warranty has finally expired, and frankly I'm just tired of paying $15-20 bucks per RMA to ship their defective product back to them. The product features are great, but they have a problem with the USB2.0 hub in the keyboa...
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Overall 2

Good keyboard, but pray you don't need help from their eSupport.

Chad L., Newegg
12 February 2015
  • Pros: Very good keyboard. I love the feel, ergonomics, and performance that I got with the purchase. However, for the money, you'd have to expect it.
  • Cons: I lost a key (Z key), and not sure what happened to it. It may have gone into the vacuum while cleaning my office. I submitted a ticket to see if you can get a replacement. They asked me to contact service department by email to see if they have any parts. Three emails, and 3 months later, NO RES...
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Overall 6

Great Keyboard, but deader than MJ

Nnamdi N., Newegg
11 February 2015
  • Summary: Good keyboard but for the price there are better keyboards that are more durable.
  • Pros: Keys feel great Nice blue LED lights Detachable wrist rest Braided cables Sound and Light scroll wheels
  • Cons: Somewhat noisy(cherry red Keys) A bit too bulky for my gaming desk THE KEYBOARD DIED FOR NO REASON; the keys light up but non are functioning besides the scroll wheels. To think this keyboard cost me &$139.47.
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Overall 2

Great until it died

josh p., Newegg
20 January 2015
  • Summary: From a great keyboard to a large paperweight.
  • Pros: Solid build, great to type on. Massive cord, USB 3 port, lots of nice features. Got a few months of use out of it.
  • Cons: Awesome until it stopped working randomly. Now the profile button lights up, but none of the keys light up and the keyboard doesn't register anything. No way to update the firmware.
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Overall 2

Decent keyboard but......

Jack W., Newegg
18 January 2015
  • Summary: I think it s a decent keyboard, but the customer service is non existent. Seam from what I can see of their forms they have had a lot of problems with the software......
  • Pros: The construction of the keyboard is solid. Keys work great. I love the heavy feel it don't slide around on my desk.
  • Cons: Only a few days after the 2 year warranty runs out its started turning on and off randomly then it went up in a big puff off blue smoke from under the profile select button.... oky no problem ive had it for a while and used it a lot I got to there web site to check out warranty information get no...
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Overall 6

Excellent product / HORRIBLE QUALITY

Anthony B., Newegg
8 January 2015
  • Summary: Will never buy another Gigabyte anything, except maybe motherboard if they haven't gone way downhill too.
  • Pros: Awesome keyboard, real switches that don't feel like chewing gum, volume/backlight controls are awesome and press-to-mute (or off) just like a mouse roller. Pass-thrus all are great to have.
  • Cons: YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO GO BACK TO A MEMBRANE KEYBOARD AND WILL WANT TO CARRY A CHERRY SWITCH MODEL WITH YOU EVERYWHERE. This is important if/when this thing bricks itself. You can NEVER shut off the stupid pulsing (distracting!) billboard thing where it says "Aivia", it only changes colors to eve...
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Overall 6

Like Many Others, Great Until It Died

Christian S., Newegg
27 December 2014
  • Summary: Gigabyte has Aivia forums and one day, they just stopped participating in them. Lots of people having similar issues and dead silence from their support. Firmware updates also stopped coming, even though there are still numerous unsolved issues.
  • Pros: -Feels super solid -Key feel and response is great -Utility makes it easy to program and store tons of macros -Knobs to adjust both backlight and system volume
  • Cons: Like many others, this keyboard died on me after about a year and a half. Was working one day, I rebooted my desktop for something routine and then nothing worked except the Aivia light in the corner. This is apparently a very common problem. In addition, a persistent firmware bug caused the back...
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Overall 10

The Work Horse Finally Broke.

Bradley B., Newegg
21 December 2014
  • Summary: I really hope the Ozzy Osbourne description wasn't too overboard. To really solve the water spillage problem is easy! Just don't drink near the keyboard! Although in my opinion that is equal to cooking ramen noodles on the stove top versus a microwave.
  • Pros: It took me 3.5 years to break this keyboard. I loved the keyboard button removal tool they included. The key illumination never stop working on any of the keys. When adjusting the brightness on the keyboard please make note of temporarily blindness. The keyboard shines brighter than one-thousand ...
  • Cons: I almost knocked off 1 egg because of this keyboards downfall. I dub it a " Ozzy Osbourne" death. Like all the crazy Substances he has done and not died from, he will probably die from something simple. Like Ozzy I have done some crazy things to this keyboard. Extreme drops ( don't ask why), extr...
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