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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium
8.6 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 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 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.
  • 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 6
6.0

Good with some caveats

Lance Cai, Amazon
29 May 2014
  • Summary: Got mine used in good condition, so some stuff may be result of that. Compared to the Ttesports poseidon (both MX browns) I use at the office, this board requires slightly greater actuation force; friction and switch feedback is also more muted, making it feel less "crisp" than the other board.
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Overall 6
6.0

ugh...

steven S., Newegg
22 October 2013
  • Summary: i absolutely love gigabyte products there the other mobo i ever buy because ive never had a single problem with them and if the bad usb 2.0 port is my only problem with this keyboard for the next 10 years ill be happy but im going to be hyper critical with this board over the next 30 days and will...
  • Pros: this key board feels amazing and your typing really does pick up, the lights are beautiful, the usb 3.0 works great the software is so so...
  • Cons: one of the main reasons i bought this board was for the usb ports, my wireless mouse has some issues with the distance and theres a lovely usb 2.0 port that sorta looks like its for that... to bad this port doesnt work whener i plug anything into the board does this lovely im going to work... nah...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great, most of the time.

Jared H., Newegg
28 July 2013
  • Summary: It's fun to use and sounds awesome, I won't go back to non-mechanical keyboards, but because of the keys sticking so bad when I'm gaming I would have rather spent 140$ on a different board, but I'm using it right now so it can't be all bad.
  • Pros: Feels great, weighs a ton, is very tank-like, good sound as well. Overall a great keyboard that I enjoy using. Adjustable LEDs, sound scroll wheel as well!
  • Cons: If I could go back I wouldn't buy this keyboard, the keys have started to stick pretty bad, but I've never gotten anything on it/inside it. I'm setting there slaying Thalmor near Helgen and suddenly when I press A it sticks and I walk right off a cliff, its just from overuse though, only WASD sti...
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty Happy With It I Guess

Eric T., Newegg
8 June 2013
  • Summary: So far I am enjoying the kb, though its proving a difficult transition back from 10+ years of ergo boards. (Why can't anyone make a decent, lit, gaming-grade split/ergo kb???) The volume/mute wheel is not just an attenuator that only controls the kb's headphone jack.
  • Pros: Solid feel. Nice key switches that are very sensitive, almost too much so. Everything seems to be working so far. Very large and stiff I/O cable (also a con) but also has considerable length.
  • Cons: Price. No textured keys. Wrist rest only folds into and sits in place, can open up and fall off when picking up kb and is useless with feet extended. Over-sized profile switch with logo thats annoyingly transparent. Awkward positioning of usb 3.0 and audio jacks. Online hunt for less-than-spectac...
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad omen?

Pierre L., Newegg
26 April 2013
  • Summary: Now, I'm not sure what to do. Should I return it? Will it be ok if I keep it? I will always have a doubt. So many people have reported a similar problem, it would seem that Gigabyte should have found the cure?
  • Pros: Ordered on wednesday and was delivered the next day! The KB was recognized upon plug-in (XP) and was working perfectly. I find that the keys are not as noisy as a Black Widow. Feels solid and confortable.
  • Cons: In the next three hours after I plugged it, all I did was use Outlook and read Word documents onscreen. I was using the down arrow key to scroll down when suddenly it stopped working. No backlit, no typing, dead! Only the Aivia LED was breathing as normal. Did a restart of the PC and it came back...
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Overall 6
6.0

Really loved this keyboard right up to the point it died

Brian Shannon, Amazon
12 March 2013
  • Summary: I searched far and wide for a new gaming keyboard and settled on the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium keyboard. Excellent packaging, love the braided cables, easy setup, multiple ports, beautiful blue lights . . . I was in keyboard heaven. Set it up and used it for three weeks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Why me ?

Timothy B., Newegg
26 January 2013
  • Summary: I'm almost positive it's not a windows issue I've plugged it into another computer with the same results
  • Pros: Had Great performance it feels expensive its not well a membrane keyboard
  • Cons: Well I've had this keyboard about 3-4 months and it just died out of the blue the only thing on it that works is the aivia light oh and the software kinda sucks
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the most part.

David N., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Aside from the disconnecting issue. I LOVE this thing. I havent even gotten to use the macros yet but the interface for their macro setup looks pretty easy to use. If not for the disconnecting, an EASY 5/5!!!
  • Pros: Love the sound it makes while typing. It might be considered loud to others but I personally like it. It feels fantastic while typing and I love the blue color. I like the placement of all the keys, and the option for usb3 is pretty cool. It also comes with a key removal tool along with 4 optiona...
  • Cons: Like many have stated, I have been having the issue where it randomly disconnects and becomes unresponsive. But I have just contacted their customer support to either get a fix or a new keyboard, whichever they can do.
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