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Gigabyte Aivia Osmium CHERRY Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Back-Lit (GK-OSMIUM)


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  • CHERRY MX Red Mechanical Key-Switch for optimized 45g actuation force
  • Ultra Durable offering 50 million key press life-span
  • Supports USB 3.0 Superspeed and offers USB 3.0 keyboard extention port
  • Absolute Anti-Ghosting Multi-Key Press capability supports up to 64 simultaneous key presses via USB connection
  • Built-in GHOST Macro engine with 32KB onboard memory
  • Dynamic Volume and Backlit illumination control
  • Full-sized removable wrist rest
  • 18K Gold-plated output connectors
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Product Description

Color: Cherry Red

GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Osmium is a metal in the blue platinum group, the most heavy element at normal conditions, a hard and rare element prized for it's durability and luxury

Product Details

Color: Cherry Red
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 2.8 x 14.2 inches ; 5.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B008U6SRYW
  • Item model number: GK-OSMIUM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2012

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By D. Harris on February 8, 2013
Color: Cherry Red Verified Purchase
This review is for the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Red switches. I liked the keyboard so much that I just purchased a second. But it does have a few potential problems which I'll detail below. First, let's start with a description because the details on the Amazon product page are misleading and leaves a few questions unanswered.

Dimensions
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Ignore the dimensions on the Amazon product page---they are for the box. The actual keyboard is 17 7/8 inches wide (17.875 inches or 454 mm). This was important to me because many gaming keyboards are wider than a standard keyboard in order to accommodate extra game-specific and macro keys. I needed a full-size keyboard with minimal width and this satisfies that requirement nicely. But what you lose in width, you gain in depth because the macro keys are mounted on the back behind the function keys. The depth of the keyboard is 10 1/4 inches (10.25 inches or 260 mm) with the detachable wrist rest installed and 7 1/2 inches (7.5 inches or 191 mm) without the wrist rest. But you may need more depth because the connection cable protrudes from the center of the back and is larger than normal---it really sheathes four cables. I recommend allowing an extra inch of depth if there will be a wall or barrier behind the keyboard.

Cherry Key Swiches
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If you are new to high-end mechanical keyboards you may mistakingly think this keyboard has keys that are cherry red in color. This is not true---the keys are black in color. "Cherry" refers to the make of mechanical switch used for the keys and "Red" refers to the model of switch.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian Shannon on March 12, 2013
Color: Cherry Red Verified Purchase
I searched far and wide for a new gaming keyboard and settled on the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium keyboard.

Excellent packaging, love the braided cables, easy setup, multiple ports, beautiful blue lights . . . I was in keyboard heaven.

Set it up and used it for three weeks. Today in the middle of a game, the lights start blinking and then just go out. I get a popup on my pc saying that there has been a USB power surge. I go to my backup pc and start trouble shooting. Lots of people having issues including dead keyboards. I check some USB drivers, re-install the Ghost software and even check bios settings for any power issues.

I plug the mouse I bought into another pc and it works fine(it was plugged into the back of the keyboard). I plug in the keyboard on another pc, the nameplate light comes on and then there is a brief smell of burning from behind the lighted nameplate.

I am disappointed that it died but I am unwilling to try another one. Kudos to Amazon for taking it back but Gigabyte really needs to back up their great construction and looks with some solid performance.

Edit: After another two day search I am reluctantly going to try another one. I cannot find another keyboard with the features, form factor and build that I like as much. I will report on that one when I have tested it out.

4/2/2013 -- New keyboard functioning fine. I have not tried any of the profiles and I have not connected the 3.0 USB cable. Even though I verified that my USB ports have the required 500ma of power required, I do not want to take a chance on the second keyboard. I have the Gigabyte mouse plugged into the keyboard and everything is working fine.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Adam R. Dodson on October 27, 2012
Color: Cherry Red Verified Purchase
Now that is what I call a keyboard. Amazing build quality, it looks sleek, it is solid and built well, and it is extremely precise. I like my gaming mice fancy and my gaming keyboards sleek and simplistic. This fits the bill to a T. No frills perfection. The keyboard is extremely solid, the Cherry red mechanical switches are very, very sensitive, and the keyboard is precise and responsive. It is also rather quiet compared to many mechanical keyboards I have seen in the past, especially if you learn not to press the keys down all the way.
If you want a perfect, built-to-last, great-looking gaming keyboard without LCD screens and robot arms, this should be your pick. It makes me cheap plastic Razer keyboard look like a joke.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sharon K Terry on February 9, 2013
Color: Cherry Red Verified Purchase
I love the feel of the mechanical keyboard. I hate the tail. The cord is as big as my little finger and not flexible at all. It feels like I have tied on one of those orange construction type extension cords to my keyboard. My CPU is on the floor next to my desk, the cord is not quite long enough to reach behind my monitor, so the cord drapes in front across my desk. I sometimes hold the keyboard in my lap when I game, the cord is most definitely in the way at those times. I do not use the USB 3 at this time, but I am planning a mother board upgrade later this year. The backlit keyboard is a must for me and this one shines. I have not worked with the set of macro keys yet, but they are conveniently located. It is a heavy keyboard, but I like the solid feel and the weight does not bother me. I have to say I was disappointed the first day dealing with the cord issues, but the mechanical keyboard has me spoiled. If you are considering this purchase please consider the limitations of the cord.

Added 3/10 - Email sent to Gigabyte due to "i" key intermittently going dark when rest of the keyboard is lit. Just two days over Amazon return time frame so will have to work with the mfg for repairs or replacement. Will report back later.
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