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Written by Greg Schepers   
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Keyboard
Closer Look: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Keyboard
Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Keyboard Detailed Features
Gigabyte Ghost Software
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Gigabyte Ghost Software

The literature that comes with the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard will point you to the right URL in order to download the Ghost software. After it is installed and you open the software, you will come to the window below. This window basically displays the Gigabyte peripherals that are accessible on your computer as well as directing you to the Aivia Forum and the official Gigabyte Website.

Gigabyte Ghost Software

Clicking on "PROFILES" will bring you to this window. You will notice that there are five color tabs directly below where it reads "PROFILES." The brightest color indicates the profile selected. From here, you can click on each profile button and customize it for the selected profile.

Gigabyte Ghost Software

When clicking on one of the buttons within a particular profile, you will arrive at this screen. You can select from the predefined commands and program a button to execute the desired command.

Gigabyte Ghost Software

If you don't find a predefined command that suits you under the "BASIC" tab, then click on "MACROS." In this window, you can click on "EDIT" under an available macro slot. This will take you to another window where you have the ability to record a macro. You may record up to 100 macros using the Ghost software.

Gigabyte Ghost Software

Under the "SETTINGS" tab, you will have two options.If you go to "Profile Setting," you will arrive at a window that displays the five different profiles and provides you with the option to disable the profiles that you are not currently using. Going to the "On Board Memory" section simply gives you the option to completely erase all of the macros that you recorded. It basically sets the keyboard back to the factory settings.

Gigabyte Ghost Software



# Great Keyboard crap softwarePolly 2012-12-27 22:42
Why is it that hardware manufacturers cannot make support software, over worked, poorly laid out, lack of flow, no tool tip or like, if you gave a student a few dollars and a free set of requirements the he could not make software worst than this. ABSOLUTELY GREAT KEYBOARD. epic fail on the Ghost software
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# RE: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mechanical KeyboardArgos 2013-02-22 02:44
Well, it is a very good looking board, but as always, no special adaptations for FPS gamers. Still waiting for manufacturers to see the light.
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# USB3 socket on USB2 keyboard ?????huwyngr 2013-02-25 18:35
I'm puzzled as to how they get a USB3 socket on a keyboard that connects to the computer by USB 2 ...... well I'm puzzled that the review does not say that you can't get USB3 speeds that way ....

Or have they devised a way to do this? In which case I can't understand why they put a USB2 socket on ....

What am I missing?
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# RE: USB3 socket on USB2 keyboard ?????Greg Schepers 2013-02-25 21:19
Good question. The Gigabyte Aivia Osmium's braided cord is two meters in length and has four separate connections, which include the microphone jack, the headphone jack, the USB 2.0 connection, and the USB 3.0 connection. Pushing the gold-plated USB 3.0 connector into the USB 3.0 port located on the rear I/O of your PC (or any other USB 3.0 port on your PC) will give you USB 3.0 speeds from the keyboard. I apologize for not including this information in my original review.
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# RE: RE: USB3 socket on USB2 keyboard ?????huwyngr 2013-02-26 09:03
Top marks to your quick and informative reply Greg ....

Sorry they hadn't invented a USB2 to 3 converter

If it interests you here's the link to my post about the review -- I sysop on Compuserve on PCHardware and often post a link to a review here that catches my eye in the emails I get from you.

Although this is the first time I've raised a query; more frequently it's drawing attention to a bit of hardware that sounds interesting.
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# RE: RE: RE: USB3 socket on USB2 keyboard ?????Greg Schepers 2013-02-26 09:17
huwyngr... I appreciate your help, sharing the link, and again I apologize for omitting this information from my original review.
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