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Gigabyte Trots Out Gaming Keyboard, Mouse and More

By , Benjamin Kraft - Source: Tom's Hardware DE | B 21 comments

Gigabyte's Aivia gaming peripherals are launching this month.

Gigabyte had a huge presence at Computex. Aside from announcing a video card with five fans and a host of new motherboards, the company also had several peripherals on hand to show off. Among these was the Osium gaming keyboard. This is a mechanical keyboard with cherry red switches and blue backlighting. It's got five programmable macro keys and five gaming profiles as well as support for USB 3.0, wheel controllers for the backlight and volume, full-range anti-ghosting, and a detachable hand rest.

   

To go with that keyboard is the Krypton gaming mouse with laser sensor, 8200 DPI, four programmable presets (selectable via a dedicated button), dual switchable base plate with either ceramic or Teflon feet, left or right handed, a weight system for customizing the center of gravity, a total of five profiles with up to 70 profiles, and a nylon braided cable.

Lastly, Gigabyte had the Skyvision WS100 Wireless HDMI solution (WHDI 1.0) which is capable of transmitting up to 1080p, 10 meters line of sight, and a latency of <0.1ms. It plugs right into an HDMI port on the graphics card and requires one USB port for power. There's no drivers or software needed, it works with PS3, Xbox, etc., as long as the required ports are available, and it operates between 5.19 GHz and 5.795 GHz.

 

Pricing for the Osium is set at $100 and it should be available later this month. The Krypton gaming mouse is priced at $80, while no pricing was offered for the Skyvision WS100.

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    victorious 3930k , June 10, 2012 4:21 PM
    No, no Gigabyte. It should be BLUE switches with RED backlighting.
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    amuffin , June 10, 2012 5:12 PM
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    Pricing for the Osium is set at $100

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    The Krypton gaming mouse is priced at $80

    I'll be sticking with my HP keyboard and Lenovo mouse. Seriously, I want a mouse and keyboard that's around 40-60 that's top notch. $100 and $80!? That's a bit too much! :hot: 
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    A Bad Day , June 10, 2012 5:44 PM
    greghomeMake me a better wireless set...... my KM7850 has a very nice keybaord with lots of buttons for HTPC purposes, but the mouse runs out of battery in just a week.....my friend's Logitech wireless mouse last at least 3x as long with the same usage and same AAA battery


    How long will it take for someone to push wireless powered mouses/keyboards to the market?
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    ddan49 , June 10, 2012 5:53 PM
    Benchmarks! ;) 
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    molo9000 , June 10, 2012 6:02 PM
    amuffinI'll be sticking with my HP keyboard and Lenovo mouse. Seriously, I want a mouse and keyboard that's around 40-60 that's top notch. $100 and $80!? That's a bit too much!


    $100 for a keyboard with mechanical switches and all those features is a a pretty good price.

    $40-$60 buys you a decent keyboard, but nothing comparable to the feel of mechanical switches.
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    bavman , June 10, 2012 6:38 PM
    Its about time someone started releasing mechanical keyboards with dedicated media keys, but even this is still lacking. Also should ditch the red/black switches, theyre overrated, blue is were its at
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    sublime2k , June 10, 2012 7:19 PM
    I find 1800 DPI perfect for games and too much for Windows, but 8200 DPI? Holy s***.
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    Pennanen , June 10, 2012 8:51 PM
    sublime2kI find 1800 DPI perfect for games and too much for Windows, but 8200 DPI? Holy s***.


    Dpi is useless marketing gimmick just like RAM memory on non custom pcs or 7.1 headsets.
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    n8dogg , June 10, 2012 9:54 PM
    Learn how to use Dpi to your advantage and you'll mop the floor with guys like the one above me :)  I love these guys, they generally have some garbage mouse and hate the fact someone has something better than them.
    Kill you on the battlefield with my 6000Dpi mouse set to kill ;) 
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    K2N hater , June 10, 2012 11:25 PM
    100 bucks for a backlit cherry keyboard is a steal. Wish there were notebook keyboards with keyswitches alike or perhaps Topre.

    The WHDI adapter looks low-end. These things need real good antennas to work properly so the smaller they get the worse they are.

    The mouse looks like a great performer but it could be wireless... WiFi Direct seems to be lag-free.
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    molo9000 , June 10, 2012 11:43 PM
    n8doggLearn how to use Dpi to your advantage and you'll mop the floor with guys like the one above me I love these guys, they generally have some garbage mouse and hate the fact someone has something better than them.Kill you on the battlefield with my 6000Dpi mouse set to kill

    DPI is just a useless marketing term that has nothing to do with the quality of the mouse.
    Sensor accuracy and reliable tracking at high speeds is much more important than DPI.

    Most pro gamers use very low DPI/CPI (counts per inch). 800-1600 are reasonable settings, but anything beyond 3000 is pointless.

    Think about it: 6000CPI means about 2400 counts per cm of mouse movement.
    Let's assume a very low sensitivity setting like 36cm/360°, that means 240 counts per degree of camera movement.

    In other words: 1 count moves your crosshair by about 0.73cm at 100m distance.
    For reference: on a 1080p monitor a single pixel is about 6-8cm at 100m depending on your field of view setting.

    Even at 9 or 18cm/360° (very high sensitivities) you still don't need that many CPI.
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    notsleep , June 11, 2012 4:04 AM
    my wrist hurts from looking at that keyboard. i need an ergo, split layout keyboard for my poor wrists. :p 
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    11796pcs , June 11, 2012 5:43 AM
    Anyone else getting tired of seeing every company out there release their own overly expensive peripherals?
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    bin1127 , June 11, 2012 6:19 AM
    ddan49Benchmarks!

    I would hate to be the one doing keyboard benchmarks. You either have to repeatedly bang on the keys until your hair turns grey or your fingers creaks from arthritis.
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    gaborbarla , June 11, 2012 10:21 AM
    Why do they put the usbs and headphones jacks on the right where your mousepad goes? That's an immediate Fail for me. Should be at the back right, works well that way, cables dont get in the way of your mouse.
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    shin0bi272 , June 11, 2012 1:49 PM
    amuffinI'll be sticking with my HP keyboard and Lenovo mouse. Seriously, I want a mouse and keyboard that's around 40-60 that's top notch. $100 and $80!? That's a bit too much!

    Considering mechanical switches were around in the days of the original ps2 keyboard you'd think that the price on them would have gone down instead of up. I guess if you slap the word "gaming" on something you can double the price and re-re's will buy it thinking their l33t.
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    torque79 , June 11, 2012 2:28 PM
    Why is anyone excited about line of sight wireless HDMI? You would need the back of your TV facing the back of your xbox, or the back of your PC tower facing the back of your monitor. Unless you've got an open-back entertainment unit so the USB dongle would stick out to get line of sight with your TV, it's useless. Or if your PC tower is under your desk you don't have line of sight to your monitor.

    Line of sight is useless except for radio towers and aircraft.
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    False_Dmitry_II , June 11, 2012 2:33 PM
    Mechanical switches went away because of how expensive they are to make compared to rubber dome ones. Those new ones are cheaper than they were back when that was the only option. Springs and electrical contacts are not as cheap to do as rubber dome.

    I'm just amazed at how little most people seem to know about them. It seems the comments on this about keyboards are from people who immediately reject the idea of them without finding out why they are a thing, or from people who already know all about them and have a preferred switch.

    Course, you could always get a used model m on ebay for $30-40.

    @notsleep
    http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/contoured.htm

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    eddieroolz , June 11, 2012 2:58 PM
    I'm wary of the DPI argument. I do perfectly fine on games with a MX Anywhere...
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    cknobman , June 11, 2012 4:02 PM
    IDGAF what its made out of I am never going to spend $180 on a keyboard and mouse.

    Max I will ever spend (and I think this is ridiculous) is $100 combined for a keyboard and mouse.
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