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Gigabyte K8100 Aivia Gaming Keyboard Review

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Introduction and Specifications

Gigabyte debuts Aivia gaming keyboard

 



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Gigabyte has a reputation of being one of the industry's top motherboard and graphics card manufacturers and now they are focusing their efforts on expanding their product line to include more PC components aimed at the PC gaming crowd. One of their newest additions to accommodate PC gamers is the Aivia K8100 gaming keyboard. This keyboard comes in red, yellow, and black and includes LED backlight keys and Gigabyte's Ghost Macro Engine to create 100 custom macros. We'll see if this $79 keyboard stacks up against other gaming keyboards available today.

 



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The Gigabyte Aivia's main features include red backlit LED keys that can be switched off and on at the touch of a button on the back panel of the keyboard. It also features a long, slanted wrist rest, five macro keys, and two USB 2.0 ports to connect a USB mouse or other devices. There is also a unique "touch and slide" volume indicator that changes the main volume settings by moving your finger across the volume arrows at the top of the Aivia.

 



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Lastly, Gigabyte included extra WASD keys and a handy keycap puller to swap out these heavily-used keys after extended periods of use. They also threw in a silicone keyboard protector, braided cord, and a two-way cord holder. 

 

Gigabyte K8100 Aivia Gaming Keyboard Technical Specifications (taken from Gigabyte's website)

 

Interface USB 2.0
Support OS Windows 98/2000/ME/XP 32bit Vista/Win7 32/64bit
Switch life 10 million times
Travel distance 3.5+/-0.5mm
Travel to peak 1.0+/-0.05mm
Weight 1300g
Operating humidity 10% to 90 %
Dimension 490(L)* 263(W)*32.8(H) mm
Certification CE, FCC, BSMI, KCC
Color Black, Yellow(USI Layout only) , Red(USI Layout only)
Peak force 50gr, 60gr, 70gr +/- 10%
Operating temperature -5oC to 40oC


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