Gigabyte Osmium Keyboard: Great Design, Poor Accuracy

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One of the Aivia Osmium's most impressive features is its Ghost programming engine.

The Osmium has five hardware macro keys, G1-G5. The keyboard supports five different profile modes. The current profile can be changed via the Ghost System Tray application, or by clicking the Aivia logo on the keyboard itself. The logo lights up in five different colors to denote which profile is currently selected.

 

Users who don't want to muck with different profiles can disable the others in software.



Ghost makes it extremely easy to program keystroke combinations, insert time delays between commands, and is capable of parsing the mouse's location as well. The Macro below opens "My Computer."



A macro that only works on the desktop would be rather gimmicky -- this one is designed to use Aero Peek to first clear the screen by clicking in the lower-right-hand corner. Then it opens the Computer icon, based on where that icon is on my desktop.

The Ghost software is capable of reading the mouse's position when a game is running in fullscreen mode, which makes it easy to program macros for actions that combine mouse clicks and key strokes in a game like World of Warcraft.

One note of caution: the Ghost allows you to program a macro that loops indefinitely. This is actually a rather bad idea; I had to disconnect the keyboard when I first tested my Computer icon-opening macro. There's apparently no way to break a loop once it's been engaged.
 

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It looks great, has some cool features too.

The double key-press issue would be a deal breaker for me too.

I recently got a Corsair K90 Mechanical keyboard, and now I understand what all of the fuss is about. (thanks to Marco)

The only thing that ever came close to it's typing comfort is my Apple Aluminum Keyboard. (and that's been left in the dust by this Corsair)

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It's unfortunate. This is a keyboard I'd really like to recommend. Does the K90 use Cherry Reds or Blacks?

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My god, what a hideous keyboard. Are they trying to turn potential customers away?

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I don't think the keyboard looks that bad. The only thing I would change is reduce palm rest size and add macro keys.

I have been looking for a new keyboard and wanted to get a mechanical keyboard. For the past few years I have been using a razer lycosa that I won in a contest and now I am thinking about upgrading. New egg has had many black November deals so at the moment I am trying to narrow it down, but with all the different types of Mech keys I am not sure which to choose. Marco`s explanation of each was helpful, however, not sure which one I want to get. Mainly have had my eyes on the razer black widow with Mx blue keys because I do like the clicky sounds.

I believe both corsair keyboards use cherry Mx red

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I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder huh?

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