If you want to start a podcast or get on stream, you need a decent mic. While the one your headset includes might be ok, the one built-in to your computer certainly won't cut it. Either way, you want to sound good and a standalone mic is the way to go. Thankfully, Woot is making it way more affordable to grab a stellar mic with the Blue Yeti being offered there for just $64.99 in refurbished condition. You'd usually pay nearer $90 for a refurb model at Amazon and over $100 brand new. The discount applies to the silver, black, and midnight blue models, all of which have been factory reconditioned and come with a 2-year Blue warranty.
This mic features a pattern selector, a gain control dial, and a mute button, along with zero-latency headphone output. It's popular with new podcasters and is available in a few colors at this price.
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The Blue Yeti USB microphone features a pattern selector which allows you to pick up audio from a specified direction (directly in front of the mic, all around the mic, in front and back of the mic, etc.). It also features a gain control dial and a mute button, along with zero-latency headphone output. The mic is super popular with podcasters and has almost 8,500 reviews at Amazon with an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5.
The mic works with Windows XP and up or Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher. It requires a minimum of 64MB of RAM, which is a really basic requirement.
If the Yeti is too much mic for you, you could also go for the Blue Snowball. It's also a USB-powered condenser mic, but it doesn't cost quite as much. Either option would be good for an aspiring video maker or podcast recorder. That's totally up to you, though.
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