Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

  • Gigabyte Aivia Osmium
88
Based on 29 scores, 56 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    19
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Adjustable backlighting.
  • USB 3.0 passthrough.
  • Onboard memory for macros.

Cons:

  • Palm rest flexes too much.
  • USB port next to headphone jack.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Ocaholic on 90

we can say that the materials used on the Gigabyte Osmium are great, very sturdy and pleasant to touch The Gigabyte Osmium gaming keyboard is really comfortable to use, all the keys are well placed and easy to reach so you will not find yourself...

By bjorn3d.com on 88

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Brown Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (GK-OSMIUM BRN) does double duty as a gaming keyboard that also can be good for typing. The board features tools that gamers need such as Macro, backlit, USB and headset pass-through....

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Aivia Osmium is a great mechanical keyboard that works well during gameplay. However, a few small design niggles keep it from being...

By Hardware Secrets on

The Osmium with the Cherry MX Brown switches gives a more hands-on typing experience in comparison to the Cherry MX Red model. This response reassures the gamer and it makes the keyboard feel more “mechanical”. The macro cluster is poorly located,...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Don't call it a comeback, as Gigabyte has been at the gaming peripheral scene for years. The high-end gaming keyboard market is very crowded but Gigabyte's AiVia Osmium manages to standout and delivers a well-rounded performance that bundles in the...

By The Tech Report on

There are some who would write off the Aivia Osmium based solely on its use of Cherry MX red switches, and that's fair enough. Mechanical keyboard aficionados tend to have a favorite switch type or two. Fortunately, Gigabyte is prepping a twin that...

By Maximum PC on 80

Gigabyte has finally stepped into the mechanical keyboard ring with a fully loaded Cherry MX gaming keyboard named the Osmium. Though the keyboard is stuffed with useful features, it has a few faults that prevent it from taking up permanent residence...

By Vortez on

So, the GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium is a great performer with a few very interesting features. What does that mean for our overall verdict?We believe that no factor of the Aivia Osmium's hardware can be identified as a weak link - mechanical switches...

By TechRadar on 90

While the likes of the Mad Catz STRIKE 7 keyboard are a bit of a guilty pleasure for this here reviewer, I am infinitely more pleased by simpler, more effective keyboard design. In fact, were it not for the fact I constantly mis-typed my passwords, I...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

Before sharing with you my conclusion regarding the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, I would like to point out that this entire review is based on my personal experience with it and is, therefore, subjective. Some of the products we...

By bjorn3d.com on 85

The Gigabyte Aivia Osmium is a all around keyboard and has an abundance of features, but it takes a hit to performance due to the ease of making a mistake and the macro keys being too far away. Despite this, its quality and feature set earn it the...

By funkykit.com on

Recently we reviewed the Aivia Krypton mouse and found it to be pretty good so I shouldn't be surprised if the Osmium keyboard ends up having solid quality. After a bit of delay the Osmium keyboard is on the testing block. Actually it just went through a...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

Straight out of the box it is clear that the Osmium has continued the very high build quality that we have seen from previous Aivia products. The keyboard as a very solid feel to it and has a decent weight for a mechanical keyboard, not to heavy but it...

By GadgetReview on 90

Shawn Sanders 4.5 5.0 The Gigabyte Osmium mechanical keyboard is more than worth the price of...

By Techgage on

GIGABYTE's Aivia Osmium makes a very strong impression out of the box. In fact, it does this even whilst still in the box. I've had my hands on a good number of planks through the years, but this is the heaviest keyboard I have ever tried. By far....

By HotHardware on

This is a honestly a tough call. The Aivia Osmium's build quality is excellent, the Ghost macro programming software is top notch, it effectively supports 25 macro keys, offers USB 3.0 pass-through so you don't lose access to a valuable port, runs off...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

While you may associate Gigabyte with motherboards, especially here in the UK, the company also does an interesting selection of laptops and peripherals. One of those is the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium gaming keyboard, a premium tool with standout features...

By APC Magazine on 80

It's hard to avoid the waft of adolescence emanating from gaming peripherals like Gigabyte's Osmium keyboard. Between the gaudy LED-backlit aesthetics and laughable marketing ('hard, rare and noble'), there's a desperate need to be liked and respected...

By techPowerUp! on 95

Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium keyboard is another extremely functional, well built, and well-engineered piece from Gigabyte's gaming division. Like the Krypton, its rodent partner in crime, the Osmium does everything perfectly while adding a couple of...

By pcgameware.co.uk on 100

you will know by now that the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium does indeed seem to tick all of the right boxes! The Osmium came very well packaged and presented and the keyboard itself is as good a keyboard as I have ever used. The mechanical Cherry Red switches...