Gigabyte Aivia Uranium Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Sensor And Software

Sensor

Like some other premium-priced mice, the Aivia Uranium uses Philips' Twin Eye PLN 2032 sensor with a maximum DPI of 5600. Gigabyte opted against the current crop of Avago products with their insanely high maximum DPI ratings. A resolution of 5600 is more than enough, since the target audience of low- and medium-sensitivity gamers typically don't need more. This mouse is too heavy for professional high-sensitivity gamers anyway.

This sensor's much-lamented z-axis bug (random mouse pointer movements when lifting the mouse) has been taken care of by now, and Gigabyte's Aivia Uranium has no problem with being lifted and set back down. It can also be used on rough textile surfaces without pausing or jumping. The mouse’s sensor technology is as current and modern as it gets, especially since there is no acceleration add-on to spoil its performance.

You'll want to set the sensor's DPI to 800, 1600, 3200, or 5600 to avoid interpolation errors. It’s a real dual-lens sensor; those lenses are positioned next to each other, which differs from the Avago sensors that have them situated behind each other and colored slightly yellow to compensate for the effects of light scattering.

Software and Configuration

The included software features the Ghost macro engine and is self-explanatory for automating certain tasks. Consequently, we’ll just present a number of screenshots. The main menu for the profile-independent settings is first.

All settings can be reached from this main menu, including the options to update the software online, which we like a lot, and the option to reset the memory.

It’s easy to change the sensor’s resolution, the mouse wheel’s sensitivity, the DPI levels, the polling rate, and the more unique functions like setting one’s own logo for the display’s screen saver.

Profile Management and Button Configuration

A total of five different button profiles are available and can be activated through the click of a button.

On this page, the functions of each button are freely configured. Profiles can be set up independently and can thus be completely different.

Overall, the software behaves both maturely and stably.

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  • jankeke
    Nice review !But on the 2nd page, 9th § you wrote :This is another place where Gigabyte's Aivia Uranium offers good economics.I guess it should say :This is another place where Gigabyte's Aivia Uranium offers good ergonomics.
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  • FormatC
    Typical translation mistake.... Thx. I'll inform the guys to fix this asap. :)
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  • kamhagh
    in My option, this is stupid !
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  • Yuka
    Philips PLN 2032 Twin-Eye Laser.Do not buy.Cheers!
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  • kamhagh
    i would rather buy g602 (have it currently and love it) G600 or g700s! maybe g100 or g500s depends on need :)
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  • Boo Bies
    120 for a mouse? No thanks
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  • Phillip Wager
    this just does not seem worth the high price. it just seems like too much of an office mouse than a gaming mouse honestly thats marketed for gamers.
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  • ferooxidan
    Using Microsoft Mouse wireless 4000 and still owning Dota 2 nicely. Cheers
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  • atavax
    I don't understand why you think heavy is ok for low sensitivity and bad for high sensitivity. It is quite the opposite. Low sensitivity means you are moving your mouse way more and lifting your mouse way more, which means heft is a big problem. While many high sensitivity players move their mouse very little and many actually prefer heavy mice.
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  • atavax
    Also many low sensitivity players use 400 or 450 dpi. the lowest native step being 800 is not good for low sensitivity players.5600 DPI is ridiculously high. Almost all professional shooter players use below 1000 dpi. The higher the max dpi, the more smoothing is needed to be built into the mouse to counter jitter, the laggier the mouse is. Any mouse above 3,000 dpi is not taking high level mouse performance seriously.
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