Gigabyte Launches New Aivia Gaming Keyboard, Mouse

Over the last two days, Gigabyte's peripheral arm has introduced two PC gaming products: the Aivia Krypton Dual-chassis Gaming Mouse and the Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

For starters, Gigabyte's new mouse comes equipped with two bases so that gamers can switch between two performances: Speed and Control. The Speed Base features an abrasion-free ceramic foundation focused on quick movements, immediate reaction, and speed. The Control Base utilizes an ultra smooth Teflon foundation which ensures precision movements for maximum control.

According to Gigabyte, the new mouse also supports customized center of gravity by inserting and removing individual weights. "1.8g and 5.3g weights allow gamers to adjust to the optimal weight and balance. Gamers can increase the weight from 1.8g to 39g with 35 weight adjustable combinations," the company said.

In addition to the whole weight system scenario, the Aivia Krypton is equipped with a laser sensor that supports up to 8200 dpi resolution and 150 ips tracking speed. It also has an on-board GHOST Engine that supports massive macros and easy-to-use drag-and-drop software with smart macro manager.

For additional detail about the Aivia Krypton mouse, head here. The product page shows a great diagram on how the weights can be distributed for left and right-handed gamers.

Next up is Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It utilizes Cherry Red mechanical key-switches that provide superior tactile feedback and an optimized force of 45g. Reduced key actuation distance of 2-mm improves keyboard response time while remaining whisper silent during operation. Its 50 million key press lifespan is also more than 10 times the amount of conventional keyboards.

"The blue Platinum group metal 'Osmium' is the heaviest element at normal conditions," Gigabyte said on Thursday. "Its hard, rare and noble nature represents ultra durability and luxury of Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It not only features Cherry Red mechanical key-switches, but is also exclusive built with an USB3.0 hub."

Not only does the keyboard connect to a laptop or desktop through a USB 3.0 port, but it also features an additional USB 3.0 port so that users can connect additional peripherals without losing a connection already hogged by the keyboard.

Gigabyte's new keyboard also includes anti-Ghosting across all zones of the keyboard thanks to a "revolutionary" anti-ghosting matrix key-switch design. It also features Gigabyte's GHOST macro engine, offering an intuitive interface that allows users to pre-define and switch between macro keys easily for the latest PC gaming titles.

"Especially designed for gamers, Aivia Osmium provides five individual macro keys and five different gaming profiles for a customized game experience," the company said.

As for pricing and availability, Gigabyte didn't provide either. Clicking the "where to buy" button shows various resellers across the U.S., but these peripherals will likely show up soon on Amazon, Newegg and so on, so keep checking back.

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  • I typed a comment, it may be first, might not. You could actually play Crysis on this. I used to play Crysis, but then I took a nanosuit to the knee...
  • icepick314
    I do like the keyboard using USB 3.0 connection and have extra port...

    I don't know if it's just the picture but is the keyboard also backlit?

    if it is, then it's a plus!
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer
    I definitely think Cherry Reds when I think "superior tactile feedback"... :p
  • I actually use this keyboard. Have been for the past month and love it. @ icepick314, yes the keys are backlit. They're actually individually backlit and have a very nice glow. I can't say enough good things about this keyboard but you can look at my review here.

    Look under Deftonian, posted on 10/7. Heck, they're all good reviews.
  • soundping
    The Keyboard is fugly.
  • Draconian
    Is the obscenely large palm rest supposed to make up for the lack of macro keys?
  • itsnotmeitsyou
    Old_Fogie_Late_BloomerI definitely think Cherry Reds when I think "superior tactile feedback"...
    yeah, my cherry reds are linear. gj gigabyte? no, gj TH is my guess.
  • alidan
    keyboard costs 130$
    poor macro key position,
    and probably no mounting plate (makes the keyboard last as long as the switches)

    means that this thing is "gamer" branded overpriced crap.
    das keyboard has a red variant of their pro model i believe, that is 20$ cheaper depending on where you go

    DraconianIs the obscenely large palm rest supposed to make up for the lack of macro keys?
    i put my hand on my keyboard how i type, my hand would barely fit on that rest, just barely, so i cant call it oversize, i dont use the one that came with my keyboard because it didnt make a difference with my hands at all.

    Old_Fogie_Late_BloomerI definitely think Cherry Reds when I think "superior tactile feedback"...
    im assuming its less about noise or feel and more about feeling better to type with... but marketing decided to make a bullet point out of it, and came up with that.

    now that mouse, depending on build quality, could be fairly good, but at 70$ i would stick with my naga, those 12 buttons get regular use outside of games, where as high dpi would only get use inside of games.
  • uz13l
    Does anyone know of an ergo split key, BACKLIT keyboard?? I've never seen one..
  • spookyman
    The best keyboard I ever used and still is an old IBM PS/2 101 keyboard. It is nearly 20 years old and still works great. These old keyboards where built for typists in mind.

    Haven't found a replacement keyboard that will compare to it.

    The new keyboards today are poorly built and poorly made.