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A tiny mic for your secret singing career

It can clip onto a laptop screen, supposedly delivering professional quality.

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At first glance the "Snowflake" looked more like something you'd find on a kitchen counter than the desktop, maybe a small strainer or cheese grater. But it's actually a plug-and-play USB microphone that's touted as having professional quality.

Its most noticeable feature, however, is a tiny size that makes it extremely portable. The mic can be unfolded and clipped onto a laptop like a portable Webcam, according to Coolest-Gadgets, then retract back into its compact case when not in use.

We're exactly not sure who would need something like this unless it's used something like play-by-play sports commentary for a podcast from the stands. Or maybe you'd get one for those times when you feel like serenading a buddy on IM.

Read CNET's full review of the Blue Snowflake USB microphone.