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GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Blue Illuminated Wired USB3.0 Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Black

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Customer Reviews of Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM RED

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Experience: 2 Years


durable, mechanical
no proper wrist support
Had this keyboard for two years and no problems at all. It's quite durable as I have spilt water and sugary drinks on it. It's easy to clean. The only downside is that there's no proper wrist support to really keep your wrist from getting sore if you type on certain angles.

Experience: 5 Months


+Mechanical Keys
+Cherry Reds
+Blue LEDs
+5 Macro keys with Aivia button
+Replaceable iconic macro keys
+Comes with Key reomover
-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
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.

Experience: 3 Weeks


Nice mechanical keys, good backlighting, seems to be built solidly and sturdily.
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.
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. The smaller keys take a bit of getting used to, to not fumble words and make typos. I would recommend it still, despite the smaller keys if I hadn't had issues with the keyboard locking up / shutting off, forcing a physical unplug / replug before getting it to work, several times.

Experience: 2 Months


red switches are nice
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

Alex T
Experience: 2 Weeks


- Solid build qualty
- Excellent package
- Adjustable Back-lit/volume scroll wheel
- Convenient USB3 extension port
- No dedicated media keys
- USB/audio connectors are all tied together
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.

Experience: 2 Months


Very fast MX Red switch keyboard
Heavy sturdy construction
Good wrist rest
Good macro system
Blue Backlight
Some key shake
Cannot dim very bright Aivia logo
No PS/2 connector
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 off. There is no dimming the Aivia logo however and I had to deal with it by putting insulation tape over it.

These comments may be nit picking but if they were addressed this would possibly be the best gaming board out there, especially as it is usually quite a bit cheaper than competing boards.

Experience: 1 Days


Beautiful construction, great key feedback, bright LED keys.
Honestly, none.
This is my first gaming mechanical keyboard, and I gotta say next to a SSD upgrade, this is simply the best upgrade to my computer use I've experienced.

Coming from the similarly priced Roccat Valo (non-mechanical true) gaming board, there's no other comparison. They LEDs are 5x as bright, the construction more durable, and the software more intuitive and less prone to glitches. The tactile feedback of the keys is exactly what you expect from a mechanical keyboard without being overly intrusive. To top it off, it came packaged near-bulletproofed.

Not only worth the money, I'd pay it again and recommend it to friends.

Experience: 4 Days


-Has built-in USB 3.0 (but requires connection to port on M/B), only keyboard (at time of writing) with this feature
-Fully mechanical Cherry MX Red switches, unlike Corsair with partial dome switch nonsense
-Blue backlighting, which matches very well with my Corsair M60 mouse. I liked this feature.
-Cool looking and comfortable wrist rest (with no ugly logos), reminds me of the Logitech Wave keyboard that I owned years ago
-Includes a key cap puller (about $5 value), and has a unique "win lock" key for disabling the Windows key for gaming.
-Analog wheels for backlighting and volume look retro, but looks cool. Effective for fine tuning the brightness and volume, respectively.
-Feels very easy and comfortable to type on, I had a mech keyboard with Cherry MX Black switches and that keyboard was not good for long typing sessions. However, I did like the non-tactile feel of the Black switches, so I went with the Red switches of this one.
-Keyboard has a USB 2.0 passthrough, works like the Logitech G110 passthrough, it is powered by the keyboard itself, so it's less complicated than a USB HUB.
-64 key rollover, this feature really sold on me. Perfect for virtual piano and multiplayer gaming on the same keyboard.
-Price, but this keyboard feels much better to type on than my previous mechanical keyboard, so this con is negated out. Well worth the price. Otherwise, there are no real cons.
-As stated in a YouTube unboxing review of this keyboard, the box is HUGE (cue in the "that's what she said" joke). But the keyboard itself is actually smaller than my previous mechanical keyboard, so I'm assuming that it was packaged big to protect the keyboard from damage.
This is my second mechanical keyboard, and the first keyboard that I truly admire the most. Unlike Corsair's offerings (K60 and K90), this keyboard features the same Cherry MX Red switches, however this keyboard does not cheap out with partial dome switch nonsense, it's all 100% mechanical here. I also liked that the software GIGABYTE has provided does not boot from startup, so it's not intrusive at all.

Very well worth the price if you have not got a mechanical keyboard yet, it is a dream to type on. Highly recommended, 5/5.

Experience: 2 Weeks


- Feels very well made and durable
- Well priced compared to other mechanical keyboards
- Very pleasant to type on
- Back-lighting can go from very dim to very bright
- Only blue back-lighting
- The macro keys' software is kinda slow to respond
This is my first mechanical keyboard and boy does it make a big difference! For anyone hesitating to go mechanical, don't! Just do yourself a favor and buy one!

Experience: 1 Days


Very well built,
leds can be adjusted to whatever brightnness you want.
heavy which i like for keyboard.
i was looking for a long time on what keyboard to buy,

i went to the store and felt almost every keyboard.

Stay away from those corsiark60 and k90 compaired to this those things are CHEEEEAAAP.

the leds are amazing and the addition of a usb 3.0 on the keybnoard is nice because i only have 3.0 on the back of my computer so that will be handy.

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Features [ Edit | History ]

The blue Platinum group metal Osmium is the most heavy element at normal conditions. Its¡¯ hard, rare and noble nature represents ultra durability and luxury of Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard.

Key Travel 
2mm to actuation 
4mm to bottom

Optimized 45g actuation force
The Aivia Osmium gaming keyboard utilizes Cherry™ RED mechanical key-switches that provides superior tactile feedback and an optimized actuation force of 45g. Reduced key actuation distance of 2mm improves keyboard response time while remaining whisper silent during operation.

Ultra durability offering 50million key press lifespan 
Superior materials and design improves key durability offering a staggering 50 million key press lifespan which is more than 10 times the amount of conventional keyboards.
Equipped with USB 3.0 extension port
A built-in USB 3.0 output which enables the ability to extend USB 3.0 Superspeed support from the motherboard. Connect your USB3.0 device simply through the keyboard.
Enjoy USB3.0 Superspeed fast transmission
Independent USB3.0 signal transferring through motherboard ensures the full data transmission without any lose. 10X data transfer speed boost over USB 2.0 
1.8X power supply compare to USB2.0

Utilizing the revolutionary Anti-Ghosting Matrix key-switch design, Aivia Osmium provides Anti-Ghosting across all zones of the keyboard. Dominate the competition with the amazing advantage and versatility of being able to input multiple keystrokes at once. Never be hindered again on the battlefield as you twist, weave, and decimate your enemies through the unparalleled freedom of Absolute Anti-Ghost technology. 
*supports 64 simultaneous key presses via USB connection*

Intuitive GHOSTTM Macro Engine 

GHOST macro engine which features intuitive interface allows you to pre-define and switch between macro keys easily for latest PC gaming titles.
5 gaming profiles on the go 
Profile switch at your fingertips enables you to switch between 5 different gaming profiles. Up to 70 macros memorization for the gamer on the go.
Dynamic Volume & Backlit Illumination Control
Mechanical Macro Hotkey
Macro Profile Switch
Additional Feet Stands for
the wrist rest
Full-sized Wrist Rest
18K Gold-plated Connector for Low Latency


Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Interface USB 2.0
Activation Cherry Red Mechanical Switch
Switch life 50 million times
Key Profile Standard
Travel distance 4mm to the bottom
Pre-travel 2mm to actuation point
Peak force 45g
USB Hub USB3.0 + USB2.0
Report Rate 1000Hz
Audio Microphone-in/ Earphone-out
Weight 1500g ¡À10%
Dimension 454(L)* 257(W)*45(H) mm
Cable length 2.0m ¡À10%
Support OS Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7
Certification CE, FCC, BSMI
Color Black

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URL: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4903/gigabyte_aivia_osmium_mechanical
Comment: TweakTown GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review By: Chad Sebring
Posted by: Dark Ranger @09/11/12
URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-osmium-review/
Comment: The Guru of 3D Gigabyte Osmium review By: Hilbert Hagedoorn Edited by Eddy | Published: July 27, 2012
Posted by: Dark Ranger @09/11/12
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