Blue Microphones Snowflake – is a portable USB microphone. Basically a plug-and-play microphone. Ideal for voice chats whilst on the go – in a coffee shop or on holiday. It’s small compact size makes it ideal for slipping into a handbag or laptop bag and it’s simplicity, size and prtability makes it ideal for me. It can be used for just chatting to frieneds online or for podcasting, It is Mac and PC compatible and it works with lots of IM sevices such as AOL, yahoo, google talk, windows live messenger, etc.
Blue Microphones Snowflake USB Microphone £41.79 available form Amazon.
There is also the more grown up version the Snowball USB Microphone by Blue which is really fiunky looking ( I know this doesn’t matter in a serious microphone review but its true!) Again there are no complictaed drivers that need installing and it works with windows XP, Vista and Mac. It comes with an adjustable mic stand and boasts CD sound quality. It states it can be used for recording music as well as podcasting and is really professional sound quality that the manufacturers say is as good as studio recordings! Impressive. I may be singing on youtube soon!