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  • Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Gaming Keyboard Review
  • Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Gaming Keyboard Review


    Keyboard Features

    Interface    USB 2.0
    Activation    Cherry Red Mechanical Switch
    Switch life    50 million times
    Key Profile    Standard
    Travel distance    4mm to the bottom
    Pre-travel    2mm to actuation point
    Peak force    45g
    USB Hub    USB3.0 + USB2.0
    Report Rate    1000Hz
    Audio    Microphone-in/ Earphone-out
    Weight    1500g ±10%
    Dimension    454(L)* 257(W)*45(H) mm
    Cable length    2.0m ±10%
    Support OS    Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7
    Certification    CE, FCC, BSMI
    Color    Black
    The Osmium also comes with a few comfort features including a large wrist rest that doesn't completely lock to the keyboard but rather snaps at the bottom and allows it to bend depending on how you have the risers configured.
    Flipping the keyboard will expose the risers that change the tilt level of the keyboard.  Naturally the risers located at the top are quite tall and will raise the base up about a half of an inch.  The risers located towards the bottom of the keyboard are about half the height and when used at the same time will create a gentle incline.  If you would rather have your keyboard declined you simply drop the top risers and enjoy a nice bend at the wrist rest and dangling fingers for typing comfort.

    Osmium is a full USB wired keyboard with a few additional benefits.  The first is onboard audio jacks for headphone and microphone.  These are both gold plated for added style, conductivity and corrosion resistance.  Another cool feature is a self powered USB 3.0 port giving you direct access to high speed USB devices. 
    All of the cables feature cloth sleeving and exit the keyboard as one large bundle.  The individual tails are also sleeved as they break out into the various connections.  Folks that enjoy modular gaming devices will be disappointed to know that all of the cables are hardwired to the keyboard. 

    Sadly the large bundle is stiffer than expected but the individual tails remain flexible and are easy to position.