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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Gigabyte Aivia Osmium. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The reliability and durability also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Gigabyte Aivia Osmium from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and reliability. The price and usability also get good views.

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65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte Osmium Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Red MX SwitchGigabyte Osmium Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Red MX Switch

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Gigabyte Aivia Osmium from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and durability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, durability, design, price, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium CHERRY Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with White Back-Lit(GK-OSMIUM BRN)Gigabyte Aivia Osmium CHERRY Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with White Back-Lit(GK-OSMIUM BRN)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Greg Schepers (benchmarkreviews.com)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Keyboard

 

It is now common to see gaming peripherals in the marketplace that originate from manufacturers that are originally known for producing high-quality computer components. Gamers certainly welcome this trend, and we all hope that it continues because the...

Cherry MX Red mechanical switches ; Integrated USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports ; Removable wrist rest ; Adjustable backlighting ; Ghost software - 5 gaming profiles ; Quality of construction

Positioning of headphone/mic jacks & USB 3.0 port ; More variety of backlighting colors ; Expensive price

Before sharing with you my conclusion regarding the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, I would like to point out that this entire review is based on my personal experience with it and is, therefore, subjective. Some of the products we...

Dec, 2012

PERFORMANCE AWARD!

Expert review by : Stuart_Kerley (hardwareheaven.com)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

 

Aivia is the high end gaming peripheral range from Gigabyte and in the past we have been very impressed with the products produced by them, noting both the high build quality and the innovative features. Today on our test bench we have the new Osmium...

Aivia is the high end gaming peripheral range from Gigabyte and in the past we have been very impressed with the products produced by them, noting both the high build quality and the innovative features. Today on our test bench we have the new Osmium...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Keyboard Review

 

The Osmium is a very well-rounded product, from small details (like the plastic covers of the connectors) to the extra keys with helpful symbols. As a mechanical keyboard, it's precise, comfortable and very solid on the table. It didn't let us down...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Chad Sebring (tweaktown.com)

GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

 

GIGABYTE brings back the Aivia K8100 with a new evolution in the Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Patrick Budmar (goodgearguide.com.au)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Motherboard vendor goes for a premium gaming experience with its latest mechanical keyboard

Responsive and quiet keys suited for gaming ; Premium design and feel

Brightness of logo and Num, Caps, and Scroll Lock keys can not be adjusted ; Scroll wheels feel loose and lack the keyboard’s overall polish

The Aivia Osmium is a great mechanical keyboard that works well during gameplay. However, a few small design niggles keep it from being perfect.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

 

This premium mechanical gaming keyboard offers features galore and unmatched quality.

Mechanical Cherry MX Red key switches ; Lovely finish ; Built like a brick ; Class-leading connectivity

Aggressive rear slope can be uncomfortable ; Expensive

Another nice gaming touch on the Osmium are five keycaps with custom decals like a firebolt, lightning bolt, shield and puma-like face. A key removal tool is included so you can interchange these with any of the regularly shaped keys, especially handy...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Dave James (techradar.com)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium review

 

Like a 21st century Dell keyboard. In a good way

Great to use ; Simple design ; Five profiles ; Dimmable backlighting ; Decent price

Lights a bit bright on full

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium review

 

Every feature you could want from a gaming keyboard, but you'll pay through the nose for it

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : New Zealand PC World (pcworld.co.nz)

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard

 

The Aivia Osmium is a great mechanical keyboard that works well during gameplay. However, a few small design niggles keep it from being perfect.

Responsive and quiet keys suited for gaming, Premium design and feel

Brightness of logo and Num, Caps, and Scroll Lock keys can not be adjusted, Scroll wheels feel loose and lack the keyboard’s overall polish.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Tim Harmer (vortez.net)

GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Review

 

Can GIGABYTE's new mechanical keyboard, based around Cherry MX Red switches, impress at the premium end of the peripheral market?

Full size means minimal learning curve ; Cherry MX Red switches ; Blue backlight with variable brightness ; 5 Macro Keys ; Up-to five profiles ; Additional connectivity features

So, the GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium is a great performer with a few very interesting features. What does that mean for our overall verdict?

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Blue / White
Certification:CE, FCC, BSMI
Color of product:Black
Ergonomic design: Yes

Energy Management

Power source type:USB

Ergonomics

Cable Length:78.7
Headphone outputs:1
LED Indicators: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Keyboard

Actuation force:1.59
Cherry MX switch type:Brown / Red
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint reader: No
Full-size keyboard: No
Key travel distance:0.157
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices:No / USB hub
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard style:Curved / Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keys operating life:50
Multimedia keys:Y
Number of programming profiles:5
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: No
Polling rate:1000
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Programmable profiles:Y
Purpose:PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB hub:Y
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest:No / Yes

Mouse

Mouse included: No
Number of scroll wheels:2

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / XP/ Vista

Packaging Data

Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box

Power

Power source type:USB

System Requirements

USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):10.1 x 17.9 x 1.77 / 17.9 x 10.1 x 1.77
Keyboard Weight:3.31 / 52.9