Gigabyte AIVIA series Osmium Gaming Keyboard shown
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
GIGABYTE has shown off a new high-grade gaming keyboard under its AIVIA series, called Osmium.
This one of the very few keyboards that come with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. While we really can’t imagine the keyboard needing the bandwidth that comes with USB 3.0, it’s probably the increased power capacity (up to 900 mA) that the keyboard might need, for its power-hungry LED lighting and core-logic. Another possibility is that the keyboard features a USB 3.0 hub.
The AIVIA Osmium is a mechanical gaming keyboard, which is said to utilize the best switches out there, for gaming.
The keyboard supports multiple simultaneous key-presses, which is important in gaming scenarios. Apart from a conventional QWERTY layout, the Osmium features several macro-keys, local storage for macro profiles, and quick cycling through macro-profiles. Two scroll-wheels give you analog control over illumination brightness, and volume.
The keyboard is illuminated blue, and features a large palm-rest. More details are awaited.