A Unique Mouse For Low- And Medium-Sensitivity Gamers
An Award-Worthy Offering from Gigabyte
Paying $120 dollars is a lot for a mouse. But the price tag looks more reasonable when you take the Aivia Uranium’s feature set and accessories into account. It’s really a pretty good deal compared to the direct competition, particularly since the peripheral is technically quite solid. Then there's the charging station to consider, which is unique, nicely executed, and certainly adds some value.
Given the package as a whole, we're satisfied with the performance Gigabyte delivers for what it charges. An integrated Philips sensor, which does its job effectively, makes this mouse a good option for low- and medium-sensitivity gamers who won’t be bothered by its extra heft. If you like a more solid-feeling mouse, the Aivia Uranium is that to a tee.
The Aivia Uranium features good ergonomics, providing your hand is large enough, and the feel of the mouse harmonizes with its clean and appealing design. Three things about this component really stood out for us when we asked ourselves if it deserves award recognition, despite of the mouse wheel's rather lackluster feedback.
First, it’s nice to have the option of using your own rechargeable batteries, if you want. Second, the charging station and its display are practical. Third, the software is both mature and stable, despite its youth. It includes an automatic update function that makes searching on Gigabyte's website for a new version a practice of the past. There are a lot of small things the company does right, without introducing any major problems.
If you're looking for a heavier wireless mouse that fits well into larger hands, Gigabyte's Aivia Uranium is certainly a contender. Compared to Razer’s mice, some of which have used or are still using the same sensor, it's particularly nice that you don't have to register your information with Gigabyte. That extra nod to privacy, which we shouldn't have to take for granted, is appreciated.