If you're hoping to start a podcast or stream your gameplay, you'll need a decent mic. While the one your headset includes might be alright, the one that's built into your computer certainly won't cut it. If you want to sound great, a standalone mic like the Blue Yeti USB microphone (opens in new tab) is the way to go. Today it's on sale at Amazon for just $89.99 in multiple styles as part of a one-day sale on Logitech gaming accessories. That saves you $40 off its usual cost of $130.
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Blue Snowball iCE plug-and-play USB mic white (opens in new tab)
$34.42 $50.00 Save $16
This is a budget condenser mic that can still provide crystal audio for any sort of video conferencing like Zoom or Skype or FaceTIme. The plug-and-play access means you can use this on PC or Mac with no drivers or software to install.
Blue Yeti USB condenser microphone blackout (opens in new tab)
$101.34 $130.00 Save $29
The mic includes a desktop stand and four directional patterns for customized use. The tri-capsule array records any situation. Plug-and-play with no drivers required and is compatible with PC and Mac. Comes with a two-year warranty.
Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm (opens in new tab)
$99.99 $149.99 Save $50
$169.99 $0.00 Save $-170
Blue Snowball USB Microphone (Textured White) (opens in new tab)
$49.99 $99.00 Save $49
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 over 15,000 reviews at Amazon with an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab). 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.
Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, though you could receive your order even faster with an Amazon Prime membership. If you've never been a member before, you can start a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) to score free two-day shipping with no order minimum, along with access to the Prime Video streaming service, exclusive members-only discounts, and more.
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