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| Author: AkG |
Date: March 27, 2011
Product Name: Gigabyte Aivia M8600
Part Number: M8600
Warranty: 3 Years
Gigabyte Aivia M8600 Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review
When thinking of gaming peripherals, many think of names like Razer, Steelseries and Logitech. However, not all that long ago we took a long hard look at the Gigabyte K8100 Aivia keyboard and walked away reasonably impressed. It was a good keyboard clearly focused on enhancing your gaming experience and packed enough features to be highly appealing for gamers. More importantly, we were impressed with Gigabyte’s renewed vigor in the gaming peripheral marketplace as there was no area where that keyboard hindered the gaming experience; even if this caused trouble in non-gaming environments. Today we are going to look at another Aivia gaming peripheral: the Gigabyte Aivia M8600 gaming mouse.
We personally have always been fans of Gigabyte gaming mice as they combine good ergonomics and a great feature set with a price that’s hard to beat. The Aivia M8600 mouse is so intriguing because it somewhat breaks with this longstanding tradition. Naturally, it certainly has an impressive list of features and is marketed towards the high end gaming enthusiast niche but a price of $99 means it will be playing with some of the big boys in this industry.
So exactly what does this new mouse bring to the table to justify its departure Gigabyte’s usual price niche? Well, to begin with, this is a gaming peripheral which can be used in wired or wireless modes. Considering some of the competition has this feature in higher-priced models, it will be interesting to see whether the M8600’s fairly aggressive cost has meant any trade-offs.