Podcasting for dummies

Rode podcaster microphone promises to make everyone a pro


More than a decade ago, the Web promised to make everyone a publisher. Now an Australian company wants to make everyone a podcaster.

Rode Microphones is manufacturing the "Rode USB Podcaster," which Popgadget describes as "a broadcast-quality microphone that doesn't need any special cables, drivers or other doodads." It's not the first pod-mic, of course, but Rode is trying to make the whole process a lot easier.

In addition to building volume control and headphone jack directly into the $195 microphone, Rode also hosts a site where podcasters can post their files. Just don't expect it to make you sound like Orson Welles on the first try.

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