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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Matthew B.
  • 4/22/2015 10:09:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroke After a Year

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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 mention. I can smell a little bit of smoke near the USB port, but I was out of the room when it happened.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 121573 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Jessica M.
  • 2/18/2015 9:49:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat product, Horrible reliability

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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 USB pass-through port. I've since bought a competitor's product.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Chad L.
  • 2/12/2015 4:09:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood keyboard, but pray you don't need help from their eSupport.

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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 is the point of spending what I'd consider a lot of money for a good keyboard, and they can't help you fix it? I compare this to buying a Corvette, and not being able to change the oil in the darn thing.

The lack of timeliness of response, and apparent lack of concern at all, make me caution all of you looking to buy this, or any Gigabyte product.

Now, to be fair, I still have another ticket open with this company, to hopefully talk to someone who won't mind spending more than 15 seconds to remedy my issue. I will update this review, as I get it updated.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 119276 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Nnamdi N.
  • 2/11/2015 9:04:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard, but deader than MJ

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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.

Other Thoughts: Good keyboard but for the price there are better keyboards that are more durable.

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  • josh p.
  • 1/20/2015 1:47:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGreat until it died

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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.

Other Thoughts: From a great keyboard to a large paperweight.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 118257 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Jack W.
  • 1/18/2015 9:23:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDecent keyboard but......

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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...
I go to there web site which they send you to a message board for technical support tried to register cause it says my old account don't exist. So I register got the page saying I need a email to verify well the email never come ive request multiable times so I can get in and get some help with the software.

Other Thoughts: 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......

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 118197 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Gerald C.
  • 12/27/2014 6:46:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsLike Many Others, Great Until It Died

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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 under warranty. Hopefully the replacement stays working. Not pleased with having to pay shipping back on a product which has so many known issues.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Bradley B.
  • 12/21/2014 4:27:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Work Horse Finally Broke.

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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 buying my next keyboard ( or perhaps ill just another one! )

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Shan-Ta Y.
  • 12/2/2014 1:19:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt's good while it lasted.

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 116602 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • Angus M.
  • 11/20/2014 11:21:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas on my second one!

This review is from: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Blue Back-lit (GK-OSMIUM)

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 other reviews on here and would not have purchased it. I liked the keyboard but for the money it should last longer than a few months because a cheap 29 dollar one will last for years.

Other Thoughts: Guess I'm out of luck with any warranty on this replacement and will think twice about buying any Gigabyte product again

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 116206 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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