Blue Microphones, as their name suggests, are generally all about the audio, and they've a strong reputation among musicians for the quality of their hardware. The Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 takes the distinctive Blue Snowflake and discretely adds a pop-out 2.0-megapixel webcam; once we'd finished popping the lens in and out of its spring-loaded silo we set to work reviewing it.
Samson is a company that's appeared here at SlashGear a couple of times, and each time it's with a better piece of tech. So, we thought we'd let you all share in the goodness, and give two lucky individuals out there the chance to win a Go Mic. Just follow the break, take a gander at the rules, and then go ahead and throw your hat into the giveaway. You never know, you may pull out a shiny new toy.
Shure is a name known for audio gear for consumers and professional users. The company makes headphones and a full line of microphones for home users and studios. Shure announced today that its latest line of microphones for home users including the PG27USB and PG24USB are now shipping.
Pro-audio manufacturer AKG are looking to the podcasting crowd with their latest microphone, the Perception 120 USB, and hoping that the promise of studio-quality sound will lure them in. The Perception 120 USB hooks up - as you'd expect - via a single USB connection and contains a 24-bit, 128x oversampling analog to digital converter.
It seldom fails to impress me how quickly accessory manufacturers can knock together third-party gadgets for new devices, and Brando is certainly at the top of their game for flooding the market with "do I really need this?" trinkets. Their latest addition is a so-called "Flexible Mini Capsule Microphone" for the iPhone 3GS, intended to take advantage of the thousands of people now recording dreary YouTube videos on their new smartphone.
Microsoftrevealed a brand new wireless microphone today meant for use with the Xbox 360. Designed to be used with music games like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Lips, this mic sports specific features that make gameplay just a tad easier.
You won't need any wires or adapters, since this mic takes full advantage of the wireless console and it even has motion sensors built in for add functionality. Additionally, there's lights on the base.
Available in black, this Xbox 360 wireless microphone will be available for purchase sometime in the fall. At that time, you can expect a price tag around $50.
What the world needs are more concept devices, and thankfully here come Pilotfish with their Ondo to fill that gap. Best known for their work on the Synaptics Onyx interface, Pilotfish have now turned their attention to more media-centric mobile devices with the Ondo cellphone concept, a twistable, touch-sensitive and modular music experience.
If you like to play the video game, Lips, but enjoy some of the other music-oriented games as well, you'll be pleased to learn Microsoft is now making the Lips wireless microphones compatible with other games. Fans rejoice!
Okay, so I have an iPhone and use the earbuds that came with it. The problem is that first, the earbuds constantly fall out of my ears and second, people I'm talking to often have trouble hearing me through the built-in mic. But you might just be able to remedy that problem with the Sanwa Throat Microphone.
This microphone wraps around your neck like some weird futuristic necklace. But it doesn't work by picking up the sound from your mouth. Rather, it works by picking up the vibrations as you speak at your throat. This transmits very clearly through the mic, making it easy for those you're talking with to hear you.
So, you might look a little weird, but at least it works pretty good. There's no information on when the Sanwa Throat Microphone will be available or how much it will cost yet, but we'll keep you posted.
If all this time you've thought the one thing missing from your iPod is a small and convenient microphone, you're in luck. The ThumbTack Mic from SwitchEasy is small, useable and affordable. And those are three things we here at SlashGear can get behind.