GIGABYTE Aivia M8600 Wireless Macro Gaming Mouse Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅02-10-11
Product on Review : GIGABYTE M8600 Wireless Macro Gaming Mouse
Manufacturer and Sponsor : GIGABYTE
Street Price: £79.99 inc. VAT (GBP)

Back in November 2010 we had a taste of things to come when we reviewed the GIGABYTE AIVIA K8100. Its aggressive, angular styling set it apart from the gaming keyboard field and thus the trend continues with GIGABYTEs latest creation, the AIVIA M8600 Wireless Macro Gaming Mouse.

GIGABYTE are perhaps not the first name that springs to mind when thinking of gaming peripherals rather they are more commonly associated with motherboards and graphics cards but like their competitors, they are dipping their peripheral (pun intended) toes into other areas that have previously been left to the Roccat, Logitech, Razer and SteelSeries of this world. A bold move maybe but one which could be fruitful if the quality we are accustomed to in their hardware releases is transferred to this alien area.

What makes the move even braver is the fact that this mouse is anything but a budget entry. Tipping the scales at a costly £80 it is right up there with some very stiff competition. Granted wireless gaming mice are never a cheap option and not normally as advanced as wired gaming mice so to price the AIVIA M8600 so high is begging the questions ‘What’s so special about it?’ ‘Can it compete with the best mice out there?’ ‘Is it worth it?’ - Questions I will seek to answer by the end of this review.


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