I must admit that I am something of a traditionalist when it comes to gaming peripherals – I like my wires, because I hate plugging things into chargers almost as much as I hate changing batteries. That being said, cutting the wires does tend to keep things a little bit neater and knowing that you have a battery to change or charge in the not too distant future makes things a little less inconvenient when the time comes – which makes me think that the Gigabyte Aivia Uranium would make a worthwhile purchase.
It is easy to dismiss the included OLED screen as a gimmick – in some ways it is – but the visual feedback doesn’t hurt. It is nice to know how how much battery you have on hand and the profile that you have selected without having to open any clunky little background programs. It also tells you your wireless frequency – which is useful to know if you have multiple wireless devices running. The separate monitor unit does a few things: it functions as the wireless receiver, stores macros via its onboard memory and contains a charging cable which looks to be suitable for on-the-fly charging.
- Ghost Micro Station with OLED monochrome display.
- 5600 DPI laser sensor
- 10 programmable buttons
- 5 onboard profiles
- 70 hours of battery life from two AAs
- User selectable LED colors
Everything looks good in theory, but I would like to see Gigabyte capitalize on that screen a little more. It would be great if it could be configured to display other things: Spotify tracks, system volume, remaining ammo, etc. That kind of ability would make it a must-have. The mouse-related info is all nice to have but it is only going to be useful some of the time.
Price: Not Yet Released (Available from June)