The Gigabyte Uranium is once again a nice addition to gaming mice, the mouse itself really is not an evolutionary upgrade or anything, it's a good, nicely weighted and precise mouse. But Gigabyte wanted to do things a little different this time, and added that GHOST Macro Station and that really is a fun addition alright. So the Macro Station is fun, the mouse is great and then the combination of the GHOST software - that's what really what makes a product like this shine. Gigabyte isn't there yet with the software but the software certainly has evolved over the past year or so.
The overall feel of the mouse is good as well as it is comfortable, I do think that people with slightly above average large hands will like the mouse really well as it is a hint bulky. No biggy if you have small hands, but it is something I noticed a couple of times.
The hardware of the mouse is good, the design of the mouse is good, you get a mouse with great software options, enough buttons that are highly programmable, it has cool looks but it does lack an adjustable weight system. Being wireless means no cable clutter and the range is really nice. We did not experience lag or input issues. The Ghost Macro Station is connected by two USB cables, each has a 1.8m cord. You could use just one, but if you like to charge the mouse and use two USB ports, charging will go faster.
Now I do want to mention that the mouse has a very good build quality, we get to have the 6500 DPI laser engine, 32KB memory, multiple profiles selectable by a button, hardware DPI selection and really extensive GHOST (configuration) software. The mouse does not feel cheap and is simply downright comfortable to use. The buttons have a good feedback when pressed and also offer very good response.
I like the Aivia Uranium quite a bit. For its purpose, gaming, the mouse is very responsive, highly programmable and has a nice fit in my hands. For some, the mouse might be a hint heavy due to the batteries, but that again is something I prefer as well. Now, I have yet to charge the mouse so the battery life is great, you can easily hook it on-to the charging cable of the dock and with 50 cm of retractable cable you can even game on. The display of course will show you the battery life as well, mine's at 40% right now after intensive gaming sessions for a few weeks.
The Gigabyte Aivia Uranium can be purchased in stores soon, if not already available. Expect the prices to hover at roughly 70 EUR / 99 USD. For that money you receive a very complete and well designed gaming mouse with an evolving software suite that goes along with it. The one hint we'd like to give to Gigabyte however is to make better use of the OLED display, we want to see CPU utilization or temperature levels etc. But that's a minor nag only for a very well executed product. Nicely done Gigabyte!
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