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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium
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 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 4
4.0

terrible!

Kenneth B., Newegg
20 September 2014
  • Pros: extremely nice layout and nice keys and build quality.
  • Cons: received my keyboard Bricked! the firmware on them is messed up and i wasnt able to update the firmware because the keyboard was bricked. this is a common issue with these and i wish i had known this before purchasing. do not buy go to the gigabyte forum and you will see the mass of problems with...
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Overall 4
4.0

Just another small problem in my life

Kenneth C., Newegg
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Given all the the wife has to get frustrated about with PCs, I just don't think I should have to hear about her keyboard of all things. I don't know if there are issues with power management on the USB ports, or something in the design of the Osmium, but this thing sporadically goes dark and...
  • Pros: Lighting is attractive when it works Covenient physical volume knobs are good things Wife loves Cherry MX Red keys
  • Cons: Lights turn off for no reason Keyboard disconnects for no apparent reason
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Overall 4
4.0

Fantastic While it Lasted

Graham H., Newegg
16 July 2014
  • Summary: I've swapped over to the Corsair K70. Same basic layout, price, and Cherry Reds. We'll see if it's any better.
  • Pros: Heavy (doesn't slide around on the desk), very comfortable, nice backlighting, heavy duty braided cable.
  • Cons: I really did like this keyboard a ton, and I wrote it a very positive review several months ago. Unfortunately, after two years (and outside the warranty) the keyboard has died. Everyone is quick to highlight how long the great switches in a mechanical keyboard will last. Unfortunately, that does...
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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 r...
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Overall 4
4.0

This was a decent keyboard

Christopher L., Newegg
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Gigabyte is on my list of "never buy again" brands.
  • Pros: This keyboard was a nice introduction into mechanical keyboards.
  • Cons: After two years the S and A keys, along with other random keys, would trigger a double keystroke when it was really only a single stroke. Customer Service website was a joke. I just gave up on trying to get past giving them my serial number. I bought a new keyboard from another manufacturer instead.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pass on this one

Michael W., Newegg
1 May 2014
  • Summary: This keyboard could have been great as just a keyboard if Gigabyte bothered to make a proper electrical debounce filter to prevent ghosting. Instead, it's a flop. It may seem great at first, but don't bother. Buy something else, anything but this one.
  • Pros: Excellent feel and ergonomics. The switches are perfectly smooth and have a long throw, but only need to be depressed about halfway to trigger. This makes for a very smooth typing experience and rapid game responses. The large palm rest is great.
  • Cons: This keyboard ghosts, badly, and it only gets worse as it ages. You will get lots of doubled letters, keys that get "stuck" and repeat until you press them again, etc. It also occasionally malfunctions and has to be unplugged and plugged in again to work. Gigabyte's software is useless. It is not...
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke Slightly After a Year

Daniel B., Newegg
27 March 2014
  • Summary: I will continue to buy Gigabyte products, but I will look for keyboard elsewhere.
  • Pros: When working it was very good. Really enjoyed the feel of the keys and the overall ergonomics.
  • Cons: -One key had a tendency to register more hits than actually pressed -The Keyboard broke 2 months after the 1 year warranty period. The keyboard keys no longer work or light up. Only the Aivia logo lights up and can change colors when pressed. The volume wheel works as well. No other keys work nor...
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Overall 4
4.0

Randomly disconnects also

Carole L., Newegg
30 January 2014
  • Summary: Overall, I like this keyboard very much but the random disconnects just make it a huge pain to work with.
  • Pros: Cherry MX red switches. Backlit LEDs. Not overly large with too many macros and/or extra keys (I prefer a more traditional keyboard layout/style - I don't like keyboards that have 20+ macro keys on the left side). USB port and audio jacks.
  • Cons: Same problem as Jason mentioned. The keyboard will just disconnect at seemingly random times. Sometimes it happens every 5 minutes, sometimes it will go for weeks without an issue. Keys themselves are a tad thinner (less width from left to right) compared to other keyboards. It took a little bit ...
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Overall 4
4.0

2 days in and already having serious problems

Jonathan R., Newegg
8 October 2013
  • Summary: This keyboard is amazing as far as looks and feel, but for over $100 for a keyboard, especially from such a large company, I am totally blown away that I'm having issues straight out of the gate.
  • Pros: This keyboard looks, and feels amazing, I instantly picked up another 4wpm typing when I started using this board. The LEDS are quite bright, and even look pretty good when illumination is turned down quite a bit. If this board would stay in working order, it would be a very strong 5 out of 5.
  • Cons: The only cons with this keyboard are very serious. I've been using it for 2 days, and once a day, this board has completely quit working. I will be in the middle of typing or playing a game, and whatever key I'm pressing at the time sticks, the board goes completely unresponsive, and I have to un...
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