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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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  • 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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  • Ryan N.
  • 10/22/2014 2:34:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLED looks amazing

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

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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  • Kenneth B.
  • 9/20/2014 10:01:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsterrible!

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

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 it.

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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 114218 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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  • Jeffrey T.
  • 8/28/2014 12:23:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGreat while it lasted

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

Pros: -Backlit
-Great Macros
-Typing felt good
-Nice and sturdy design

Cons: -Failed on me in just over a year

Other Thoughts: The keyboard decided to stop working just over a year after purchase. Bought on 8/12/13 if I remember correctly. First the lights started to flicker on and off, then it just quit on me. It was such a great keyboard while it worked. You would expect that a $100 keyboard would last several years. Very disappointed. If you want a keyboard that'll last, stay away from this one.

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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 113442 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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  • Kenneth C.
  • 7/24/2014 11:32:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust another small problem in my life

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

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

Other Thoughts: 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 disconnects without visible cause. Gigabyte's online help seems difficult to access and I just don't have time to overcome it. So Gigabyte is off the list, and I guess I'm going to drop another C-note on a replacement.

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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 112240 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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  • Graham H.
  • 7/16/2014 7:41:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFantastic While it Lasted

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

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 not extend to the circuitry in the keyboard. Mine lasted 2 years, which doesn't come close to comparing with the plain dell keyboard I've been dragging around with me for 8. For the price I paid, I expect more.

Other Thoughts: I've swapped over to the Corsair K70. Same basic layout, price, and Cherry Reds. We'll see if it's any better.

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  • Jeffrey F.
  • 7/15/2014 6:55:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove this keyboard

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

Pros: Mechanical Cherry MX Red keys - This was my first mechanical gaming keyboard and now I can never go back. I absolutely love these keys.
Backlit keys- Has blue backlit keys that have an easy to reach brightness adjustment.
Solid construction - This thing is heavy and feel like its built like a tank. The cables are all jacketed and are a nice length.
USB 3 port built into the keyboard - This is a nice addition and I use it to plug in my portable external hard drive when I need to use it.
USb 2.0 port built in- also has a usb 2.0 port which I havnt really used but its there if needed.
Headphone jack built it- Has a headphone jack built into the right side which is a nice feature but I have never needed to use it. (The placement is questionable as it is kind of in the way of the mouse movement for a right handed person)
Macro software- Comes with macro software to set your mmacro keys and has a few profiles which you can change with the big switch above the number pad and each profile has a color that lights up on the switch.
Built in volume wheel.

Cons: The Macro keys are at the very top of the keyboard and really not easy to use at all.. I have never used the macro keys as I can't hit them without taking my hand off the keyboard.. Also since i have a slide out keyboard tray the macro keys are under the table so I cant hit them even if I wanted to. The macro keys are not positioned well for fast paced gaming but work well if you are not in a hurry to reach them.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews recently I have never had a problem with this keyboard and I honestly love it. Other then the position of the macro keys I have no complaints about it.
its the best keyboard I've owned and have not had the issues that the other reviewers have.

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  • Jonathan L.
  • 5/10/2014 9:20:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNightmare in a box

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

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 regularly.

Tonight, for my second time, the keyboard failed on me. I booted my computer and found that nothing but the macro keys worked. I had to use an on-screen keyboard to get into my OS, and after an hour of toying around I was forced to plug in another keyboard.

$120 for this? You've got to be kidding me.

Other Thoughts: There are way better options out there. Skip this.

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 109719 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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  • Christopher L.
  • 5/3/2014 1:20:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThis was a decent keyboard

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

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.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte is on my list of "never buy again" brands.

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 109474 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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  • Michael W.
  • 5/1/2014 9:53:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPass on this one

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

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 maintained, and the macro keys do not work. Not that you will ever use them, which brings me to my final point. . .

The location of the macro keys renders them effectively unusable. They are situated high above the normal keyboard, and are very awkward to use without hitting the F keys. Not that this matters, again, because the software doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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 109395 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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