Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search
Recommended
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (21st Edition)
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (21st Edition), by Scott Mueller (Que Publishing), starting at $27.34


Home » Input
Gigabyte Aivia M8600 Mouse Review
Author: André Gordirro 20,743 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: May 4, 2011
Page: 1 of 5
Introduction

Gamers usually shun wireless peripherals, always wary of a possible energy loss. No one wants to rummage around for a cable and lose an online match. With that in mind, Gigabyte has released a wireless gaming-grade mouse with a long lasting 50 hour battery that comes with an extra battery that you can rapidly switch. Besides those characteristics, the Aivia M8600 reaches 6,500 DPI and  features a design for both right- and left-handed users, plus ten reprogrammable buttons. Let's talk first about its physical aspects and then test its wireless operation.

mouse Aivia M8600
click to enlarge
Figure 1: The Aivia M8600

We follow the guideline of never taking into consideration how a particular product is packaged when reviewing it; that's why we rarely comment on a package. However, rarely doesn't mean never, so the Aivia M8600 is one of the few exceptions we will talk about. Gigabyte really broke the mold with the tubular package in which the mouse comes. When the user opens the tube in three parts, he/she finds the mouse itself and a bag, also tube-shaped, with the accessories – two USB cables, the receiver/charging base, a mini CD with the Ghost software, and an extra battery.

mouse Aivia M8600
click to enlarge
Figure 2: Tubular packaging

mouse Aivia M8600
click to enlarge
Figure 3: Bag and accessories

The mouse has a longitudinal symmetrical body with four lateral buttons, two on each side. The upper body is made of smooth plastic, but on the sides it has some texture for a better grip. Below the wheel – which does both vertical and horizontal scrolling – you can find the LED that indicates the resolution level and the current user profile, plus two buttons to switch the sensitivity.

mouse Aivia M8600
click to enlarge
Figure 4: Side view

On the nose, there is a niche with a retractable cover for the USB cord so the Aivia M8600 can operate as a wired mouse. The battery is housed on the other end and can be ejected by a button on the underside.

mouse Aivia M8600
click to enlarge
Figure 5: Ejected battery

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article Page 1 of 5  | Next »

Related Content
  • CM Storm Inferno Mouse Review
  • Roccat Savu Mouse Review
  • Gigabyte Aivia Krypton Mouse Review
  • Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Keyboard Review
  • Gigabyte Aivia Neon Mouse Review

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASUS X99-A Motherboard
    October 29, 2014 - 3:00 AM
    ASUS ZenFone 5 Smartphone Review
    October 15, 2014 - 7:00 PM
    ASUS AM1M-A Motherboard
    October 15, 2014 - 4:30 AM
    ASRock X99 Extreme4 Motherboard
    October 14, 2014 - 4:10 AM
    Cooler Master Elite 130 Case Review
    October 9, 2014 - 2:46 AM
    ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME Motherboard
    October 7, 2014 - 2:50 AM
    ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Motherboard
    October 6, 2014 - 5:40 AM
    ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard
    September 30, 2014 - 1:07 AM







    © 2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)