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

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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.



 

  • newegg Superior CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Key-Switch The Aivia Osmium gaming keyboard utilizes Cherry RED mechanical key-switches that provide 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. 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.
  • newegg Absolutely Anti-Ghosting Multi-Key Press Capability 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)
  • newegg Built-in Ghost 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. 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.
  • newegg Support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed A built-in USB 3.0 output enables the ability to extend USB 3.0 SuperSpeed support from the motherboard. Connect your USB3.0 device simply through the keyboard. Independent USB3.0 signal transferring through motherboard ensures the full data transmission without any lose. 10X data transfer speed boost over USB 2.0 with 1.8X power supply compare to USB2.0.
  • newegg Backlit Illumination Backlit illumination allows easy viewing in any lighting condition, while the adjustable brightness delivers the right amount of light for your gaming or chatting without distraction. The illumination control, along with volume control, is conveniently placed at the top of the keyboard for intuitive operation.
  • newegg Added Ergonomics A detachable full-sized wrist rest supports your hand and wrist for ergonomic operation during extended gaming.

The GIGABYTE GK-OSMIUM BRN mechanical keyboard utilizes Cherry MX Brown mechanical key-switches to provide tactile feedback without any audible clicks, making keystroke use a more pleasing experience. The Anti-Ghosting Matrix key-switch design, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, built-in GHOST macro engine, and five gaming profile switching ensure that you never miss an opportunity to win. 

  • newegg Superior CHERRY MX Brown Mechanical Key-Switch The Aivia Osmium gaming keyboard utilizes Cherry MX Brown mechanical key-switches that provide 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. Superior materials and design improve key durability. The product's lifespan of 50 million key presses is more than ten times that of conventional keyboards.
  • newegg Absolutely Anti-Ghosting Multi-Key Press Capability Utilizing a revolutionary Anti-Ghosting Matrix key-switch design, the 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 again be hindered on the battlefield as you twist, weave, and decimate your enemies with the unparalleled freedom of Absolute Anti-Ghost technology. (Supports 64 simultaneous key presses via USB connection)
  • newegg Built-in Ghost Macro Engine The intuitive interface allows you to pre-define and switch between macro keys easily. The profile switch enables you to switch between five different gaming profiles. Up to 70 macros can be memorized for the gamer on the go.
  • newegg Support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed A built-in USB 3.0 output extends USB 3.0 SuperSpeed support from the motherboard. Connect your USB 3.0 device simply through the keyboard. Independent USB 3.0 signal transferring through the motherboard ensures the full data transmission without any loss.
  • newegg Backlit Illumination Backlit illumination allows easy viewing in any lighting condition, while the adjustable brightness delivers the right amount of light for your gaming or chatting. The illumination control, along with the volume control, is conveniently placed at the top of the keyboard for intuitive operation.
  • newegg Added Ergonomics A detachable full-sized wrist rest supports your hand and wrist for ergonomic comfort during extended gaming.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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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.

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 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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  • Jesse C.
  • 4/30/2014 11:16:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSWEET

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

Pros: best keyboard I have ever used... and that's saying a lot.. backlighting is super bright and very adjustable. the action on the keys is perfect.. nothing bad to say about it..

Cons: I guess that I didn't buy one sooner! :)

no really.. theres no cons..

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2014 11:20:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOpen box?

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

Pros: Great Cherry MX Red key feel. SImple black keyboard with nice soft backlight that is adjustable for late night gaming. Quality braided cable with headphone jack and USB 3. The fact that you can't dim the Aivia macro indicator is annoying but not a deal breaker.

Cons: This was not a new in box item when it arrived. The inner plastic wrapping was missing and two of the macro keys had been pulled off and were rattling around in the box. I called newegg Premier Help hotline and was told that sometimes they're opened from the factory, and this is normal!? Furthermore, technically it's not a used item and since it appears to be working fine that they'd only give me a $10 credit or I'd have to RMA it. I've been ordering from newegg for 10 years and this is the 1st time I've had a problem. If these are in fact open box items it should say so in the description. I just signed up for the premium membership trial and there's no way I'm renewing it after the 30 days after this. I could have bought this keyboard from a competing website for the same price but chose newegg due to the outstanding history I've had with them. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I may just return this thing and order a new one someplace else.

Negatives on the keyboard itself are hard to reach macro keys (I don't intend on using much if at all) and a combination mute / volume control scroll wheel that feels pretty cheap and it's hard to get working corretly. I've had trouble mutting as you have to click it in like a mouse wheel and the wheel tends to scroll when you do this raising the volume 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 109052 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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  • Daniel B.
  • 3/27/2014 7:35:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBroke Slightly After a Year

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

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 light up. I tried other functional usb ports and on another computer and that didn't change anything.
When you pay $100+ for a keyboard, you expect the product to work longer than 12 months.

Other Thoughts: I will continue to buy Gigabyte products, but I will look for keyboard elsewhere.

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 108110 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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  • Martin H.
  • 3/5/2014 3:58:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLacking functionality & support

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

Pros: Most of the elements of a normal keyboard are present. The backlighting is great, the functionality of the mechanical keys is also good. Light control seems to work pretty good.

Cons: Lots of cons:
1. When plugged into a USB 3.0 port, the keyboard sometimes fails to function at all. They lights come on, but there is no response from hitting any keys.
2. The macros fail to work. I had a simple macro working for 1 day. The next day, no macros would work.
3. The volume mute (by hitting the wheel) is tenuous - you may or may not mute depending on how careful you press on the wheel - not at all idea if you need to mute immediately.
4. The pulsing LED that says "Aivia" refuses to change color even if you enable all the colors in the setup.
5. Probably the most anoying: Want support for this keyboard? Go to the site and notice that you'll need to "Please login or upgrade your account" to get to the support area. OK, take 3 minutes to make an account and give up some information about yourself to Gigabyte. Login to the forum and try to click on the support area? "Please login or upgrade your account". So I'm to assume I've wasted my time here.

Other Thoughts: Long story short: Who has time to deal with cruddy hardware, software, and support? I certainly don't. If you search around for issues on this keyboard, the problems are obvious and everywhere. I'm glad some people got good keyboards, but I'd advise against spending any time or money on something this irritatingly bad.

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 107079 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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