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Gigabyte-aivia-osmium.34142601
8.7 out of 10

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

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

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

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Overall 4
4.0

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 adjusted for serious over-night play in low light.
  • 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 keyboard. Each of my failures had the smell of burnt electronics from the upper right area where the USB port is, and in two of the cases I could see visible smoke come out of the U...
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Overall 2
2.0

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 RESPONSE. So I sent another ticket, asking if it was possible to get a new Key for the keyboard. 5 days later a short email saying basically, I'm you know what OUT OF LUCK. What ...
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Overall 6
6.0

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
2.0

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
2.0

Decent keyboard but......

Roy K., 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 where cause there site claims the s/n does exist. So I get my new one hook it up the software will not recognize the new board so cant use any of the macro keys setting ect.....
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Overall 6
6.0

Like Many Others, Great Until It Died

Gerald C., 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. A company of this size charging this much for a supposedly premium product should do better.
  • 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 backlight to stay on, even when the system was asleep or powered off. Gigabyte kept saying an update was coming to fix this and then it never did. I will be sending this back unde...
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Overall 10
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. I'm hungry now and the microwave is faster and easier. It's inconvenient to use the stove top. This is a real and true review. i just have a colorful way to describe things.
  • 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 suns. The macro buttons where placed in the most convenient location. It has very sturdy keys even after face smashing game rages. This keyboard will be the standard for buyin...
  • 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), extreme colds, and extreme hots. The keyboards downfall was 1 Tablespoon of water. Literally 1 tablespoon.
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Overall 2
2.0

It's good while it lasted.

Shan-Ta Y., Newegg
2 December 2014
  • Summary: Wrote a review on June 30, 2013. At that time, one of my LEDs from under the "7" key gave out. Thought it was just an unlucky circumstance. A few months out of warranty, at least 5 of my keys no longer work on this keyboard. I don't game or go hard on the keyboard, but its hard to justify such a seeming solidly built keyboard just have keys that stop working. It makes me wonder if the soldiering or components on the motherboards last as long as the warranty as well.
  • Pros: It uses high quality cherry red switches. LED brightness is adjustable. Function keys are convenient. Audio volume can be directly controlled from keyboard.
  • Cons: LED gave out. Keys no longer respond.
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Overall 2
2.0

Was on my second one!

Angus M., Newegg
20 November 2014
  • Summary: Guess I'm out of luck with any warranty on this replacement and will think twice about buying any Gigabyte product again
  • Pros: Liked the keyboard and mechanical keys and backlights.
  • Cons: Built a gaming system with all components purchased from Newegg.ca Everything else I bought except the Gigabyte Aivia osmium keyboard has been 100 percent. The first one failed (lights went out and was dead) just before the year was out so I managed to go through Gigabytes RMA process and sent it back and they sent a replacement. Just about a year later now with the replacement and the same thing happened no backlights and is dead. I wish I would have read all the oth...
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Overall 10
10

LED looks amazing

Ryan N., Newegg
22 October 2014
  • Pros: bright led's like the title says, comfortable feel, fast key response time, ergonomic, sounds sweet when typing, cant go wrong for the price
  • Cons: none
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