With a name like Yeti, we should have known this microphone would be huge. Still, the imposing size of the Yeti was a bit of a shock, measuring a full 12 inches in height. It's like the SUV of USB microphones.
To give a better sense of the stupefying size of the Yeti, we photographed it with two of the more common USB mics on the market: the Snowball (right); and the Samson G-Track (left). The Yeti towers over them both.
The bottom of the Yeti includes a headphone jack for direct monitoring, and a mini USB port for transmitting audio to your computer. There's also a place to screw a standard mic stand if the whole integrated desk stand thing isn't working for you.
The front of the Yeti includes a large plastic (somewhat wobbly) headphone volume knob and a mute button, which is perfect for dropping out audio for coughs or sneezes.
What makes the Yeti so special (and uniquely large) are the three microphone capsules it uses for recording audio. The capsules are arranged in such a way that both mono and stereo recordings can be made.