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Gigabyte Trots Out Gaming Keyboard, Mouse and More

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
    No, no Gigabyte. It should be BLUE switches with RED backlighting.
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  • amuffin
    Pricing for the Osium is set at $100
    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
    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
    Benchmarks! ;)
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  • molo9000
    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
    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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  • I find 1800 DPI perfect for games and too much for Windows, but 8200 DPI? Holy s***.
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  • Pennanen
    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
    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
    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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