Gigabyte Aivia K8100 Gaming Keyboard Review
Chris Hadley / 7 years ago
When it comes to computer peripherals, we see nowadays a whole host of options of what can be plugged in, but if we go back a few years especially to before the dawn of USB, there were only 2 key peripherals (mouse and keyboard) that were needed. Prior to the creation of the mouse, keyboards were and still are a vital piece of hardware in order for the end user to operate the machine. Throughout the years the design of keyboards has not changed a lot in its core sense and most of the features we see today on modern boards were very rare back then due to the limitations of the interfaces used (the newest prior to USB being PS/2 which we still see on board to this day).
After the streamlining of the USB interface, manufacturers started to take advantage of the latest interface and started to add extras on the boards as standard that had never really been seen before. This would be to include media and volume controls and then as technology also took leaps forward, the introduction of LCD screens, macro keys, touch controls and backlights.
The board we are looking at here is one of the latest in a line of gaming orientated keyboards, where only the vital items that a hardcore gamer requires is included, Gigabyte’s Aivia K8100 Gaming Series keyboard.