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Best Buy taking pre-orders on Samson Meteor Mic in chrome or gold plate

Best Buy taking pre-orders on Samson Meteor Mic in chrome or gold plate

Best Buy has announced that it is taking pre-orders right now on the cool Samson USB studio microphones called the Meteor. I mentioned the Meteor back when Samson first announced the microphone in early January around CES time. Best Buy has announced that it is taking pre-orders now on the shiny chrome version of the Meteor and on a limited edition gold plated version of the mic as well.

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iASUS NT3 throat mic is aimed at drivers of convertible cars

iASUS NT3 throat mic is aimed at drivers of convertible cars

I used to own a convertible and I can tell you from experience that if my phone rang while I was driving with the top down I just didn't answer it Bluetooth or not. The person on the other end would never be able to hear what I was saying because of all the wind noise. A company called iASUS has announced a new throat mic system like you see military and police types in movies wearing that promises to pick up your voice without getting any of that wind noise.

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Blue Microphones 2nd-Gen Mikey for iPod touch outed with free Blue FiRe app

Blue Microphones 2nd-Gen Mikey for iPod touch outed with free Blue FiRe app

Blue Microphones has updated its Mikey microphone for the iPod touch, with the second-gen model getting a new, adjustable casing that can rotate the twin custom-tuned capsules around 230-degrees.  Since a microphone is no good without an app, the company has also released Blue FiRe, a free, high-fidelity field recording app for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

The next accessory intended to work with Flip Video's new FlipPort socket has arrived, and it's a Bluetooth lavaliere microphone from Scosche.  Like the Blue Microphones Mikey, the Scosche freedomMIC snaps onto the bottom of the Flip UltraHD or MiniHD, but rather than integrating the microphone into the adapter itself, you get a small clip-on microphone that connects wirelessly.

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Blue Microphones Mikey for Flip: $69 but not here until Jan 2011

Blue Microphones Mikey for Flip: $69 but not here until Jan 2011

Blue Microphones have been showing off their new Mikey for Flip model, especially designed to hook up to the FlipPort accessory connector found on the new UltraHD and MinoHD models.  The stubby little block snaps onto the bottom of the pocket camcorder and offers stereo audio recording using Blue's condenser microphone capsules.

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Babel Fisk Speech to Text Glasses Will Show the Deaf What Someone Says in Real Time

Babel Fisk Speech to Text Glasses Will Show the Deaf What Someone Says in Real Time

For the hearing impaired, getting along in an every day situation, amongst a crowd of people that don't necessarily have the same impairment may be an issue. And while many can read lips, that may not be the easiest way to go about things. Especially considering not everyone moves their lips the same way to make the same words, which can be a real pain. But, fear not, because a new designer has just come up with a great way to alleviate all of those problems, and all you need to do is wear some glasses.

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Apple combo microphone/headphone jack patent application spotted

Apple combo microphone/headphone jack patent application spotted

Apple don't like fussy designs, we all know that by now, and they're all about paring down extraneous sockets, so the news that they're trying to patent a 3.5mm headphone jack with an integrated microphone comes as little surprise.  Their plan is to squeeze the microphone into the socket and then use the plug aperture and cavity to work as an acoustic path, so that even though it's not mounted right near the surface it can still pick up audio clearly.

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Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Review

Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Review

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.

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SlashGear Samson Go Mic Giveaway

SlashGear Samson Go Mic Giveaway

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.

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Shure PG27USB and PG42USB microphones now shipping

Shure PG27USB and PG42USB microphones now shipping

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.

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AKG Perception 120 USB microphone promises pro-audio podcasts

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.

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Brando flexible microphone for iPhone 3GS announced

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.

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