For capturing pristine, realistic stereo audio to your iPod, the Blue Microphones Mikey offers the best bang for the buck.
The Yeti is one of the richest sounding, sonically flexible USB microphones money can buy, but its large size makes it inconvenient for portable applications.
At this price, you'll have a hard time finding a better-sounding, better-looking, or more easy-to-use microphone for your computer. Just don't expect the Blue Microphones Snowball to replace a studio's worth of recording gear.
The Eyeball Webcam is a cool-looking piece of gear for people who use VoIP or video chat services on-the-go, but there are better choices for the home.
WTOP-FM, an all-news station in Washington, D.C., has compiled a list of the best USB microphones at different price levels for high-quality Skype audio.
The Yeti USB microphone offers fantastic sound quality and flexible recording options, but its size is a little overwhelming.
Take a closer look at the Snowball USB microphone from Blue Microphones, now available in three colors.
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The Snowflake USB microphone is more flash than substance, but it's a slick way to outfit your computer with an external microphone.