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  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • Blue Microphones Nessie review
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    Blue Microphones Nessie review

    By 22 October 2013

    Finding a good microphone can be a lot more tricky than you think, and a lot more important than you might assume. Here at Pocket-lint we use microphones for video, Skype calls and podcasting. So the Nessie has been a welcome addition to our tech arsenal,...

  • Blue Microphones Tiki USB review
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    Blue Microphones Tiki USB review

    By 22 January 2013

    Everything about the Tiki is interesting. It's got an interesting name - a Tiki is Polynesian wood carving, and a Māori word for the first man. It looks interesting, a little bit like some sort of high-tech snail, and most importantly it aims to liven...

  • Blue Microphones Tiki USB microphone pictures and hands-on
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    Blue Microphones Tiki USB microphone pictures and hands-on

    By 18 December 2012

    It's been a busy period for Blue Microphones, which has entered the portable market with gusto. First, we had the updated Mikey iDevice add-on, the Mikey Digital, which turns your iPhone or iPad into a quality stereo audio recorder. And the firm has introduced...

  • Hands-on: Blue Microphones Mikey Digital iPhone microphone review
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    Hands-on: Blue Microphones Mikey Digital iPhone microphone review

    By 17 December 2012

    Blue Microphones is rapidly carving a niche for itself in the digital audio age. Long gone is the need for a massive recording set-up in order to record a podcast or demo, Blue's Yeti, Yeti Pro or Spark Digital will do those jobs with aplomb. Now you...

  • Blue Microphones Spark Digital pictures and eyes-on
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    Blue Microphones Spark Digital pictures and eyes-on

    By 13 September 2012

    Blue Microphones is bringing a touch of its studio microphone range to consumers in the (interesting) shape of the digital edition of its Spark mic. Coming with a range of connectors, including USB and iPad, the Spark Digital will be aimed more at the...

  • Win a Blue Snowball microphone signed by UK artist Tinie Tempah
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    Win a Blue Snowball microphone signed by UK artist Tinie Tempah

    By 19 March 2012

    For all you music fans, Blue Microphones (Blue) has teamed up with Pocket-lint to bring you this exclusive and unique USB microphone signed by UK artist Tinie Tempah!  Blue’s Snowball is a plug-and-play USB microphone with an attractive, retro design...

  • Samson Meteor Mic turns up the volume
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    Samson Meteor Mic turns up the volume

    By 23 May 2011

    There's been plenty of talk and launches lately regarding webcams and the like going HD - making video calling higher quality than during its first revolution back in 2003. But what good is a super crystal clear picture if the sound quality is still akin...

  • Blue Microphones Mikey hands on
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    Blue Microphones Mikey hands on

    By 4 February 2011

    The scene is set: you have a huge wad of tunes on your Apple iPod and love every one of them, you are inspired and start thinking that you could be just as creative in the music department as any Justin Bieber or Girls Aloud. So what do you do? The first...

  • Blue The Yeti USB microphone hands-on
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    Blue The Yeti USB microphone hands-on

    By 30 November 2010

    Blue Microphones has had great success with its Snowball USB mic over the years, and we're big fans of the audio quality it offers. But it doesn't reach the mountainous heights of the company's latest entry into the market: the THX-certified The Yeti....

  • Blue Microphones launches pro USB mic for the masses
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    Blue Microphones launches pro USB mic for the masses

    By 27 January 2010

    Blue Microphones, described as a "leading innovator in microphone technology and design" has announced the UK launch of a consumer model, which will be called the Snowball. The company states that the Snowball can capture detailed sound unheard of in...

  • Samson Go Mic for Skyping from your laptop
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    Samson Go Mic for Skyping from your laptop

    By 4 August 2009

    Samson, the microphone manufacturer, has announced a new mic designed for laptop users to take advantage of Skype and Google Voice. The Samson Go Mic is a USB condenser microphone with a built-in spring-loaded laptop mount or tabletop stand in a 2.5-inch...

  • Five podcasting gadgets
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    Five podcasting gadgets

    By 1 July 2009

    Video might be all the rage at the moment, but that shouldn't stop you from making your own podcast to share your thoughts and experiences with the world wide web. Here are five gadgets to get you started. Samson microphone, £145 If you're going to record...

  • Sony announces new wireless SingStar microphones
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    Sony announces new wireless SingStar microphones

    By 20 February 2009

    Sony has announced the launch of new wireless SingStar microphones, describing them as "easy to pass around". The lead-free accessories are coming to UK stores on 20 March, with the launch in time for the release of SingStar Pop Edition for PS3 in April....

  • Wireless SingStar mics planned for 2009?
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    Wireless SingStar mics planned for 2009?

    By 18 December 2008

    When Sony released the PS3 version of SingStar, many people were disappointed to find wireless microphone's hadn't been developed with the game. After the release of Xbox's Lips that did feature wireless mics, it seemed like it would only be a matter...

  • Wii Speak accessory launches
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    Wii Speak accessory launches

    By 5 December 2008

    Today sees the official launch of Nintendo's Wii Speak accessory and its linked-in communications portal, the Wii Speak Channel. The Wii Speak accessory is placed on top or in front of your TV and enables users to talk directly with each other through...

  • Nintendo clarifies Wii Speak second-hand gamers issue
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    Nintendo clarifies Wii Speak second-hand gamers issue

    By 25 November 2008

    Nintendo has attempted to clear up any worries over the Wii Speak peripheral and access to the Wii Speak channel. We brought you news last week that each Wii Speak peripheral would come with a special code that would be used to access to new Wii Speak...

  • Logitech cordless Vantage microphone launches
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    Logitech cordless Vantage microphone launches

    By 7 October 2008

    Logitech has announced the Logitech Cordless Vantage Microphone that it says features an "authentic, professional design". With more than 20 hours of battery life, the mic offers a range of up to 30 feet using the microphone's 2.4GHz wireless technology....

  • Nintendo makes Wii Speak Channel official
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    Nintendo makes Wii Speak Channel official

    By 7 October 2008

    Nintendo has officially announced the new Wii Speak accessory and Wii Speak Channel to launch for Wii across Europe on 5 December 2008. Wii Speak enables people to connect to and communicate with friends using the free-to-use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection...

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    Wii Speak to get its own Wii Channel

    By 3 October 2008

    The Wii Speak microphone peripheral announced at this year's E3 and bundled with the new Animal Crossing game, is to get its own Wii Channel. Each microphone will come with a coupon to download the channel, which will let up to four friends talk over...

  • Brando offers another retro microphone
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    Brando offers another retro microphone

    By 18 September 2008

    This $32 gadget is on pre-order with Brando now and will add a bit of glamour to your Skyping sessions.

  • Wireless microphone takes on retro design
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    Wireless microphone takes on retro design

    By 28 August 2008

    This microphone certainly brings a spot of retro cool to your computer set up, but with the technology of today to make it conveniently wireless. It's compatible with Windows Vista, XP and Mac OSX and will work for a distance up to 3m away from your computer....

  • Mighty Multifunctional Mouse Pad
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    Mighty Multifunctional Mouse Pad

    By 18 August 2008

    Gone are the days of the humble mousemat with a cheesy pic of your loved one emblazoned on it so you could wheel your mouse all over their face. Oh no - the latest mouse mat is multifunctional with a four-port USB 2.0 hub, integrated stereo speakers and...

  • iQuader microphone launched by TerraTec
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    iQuader microphone launched by TerraTec

    By 7 May 2008

    A simple microphone capable of capturing "high-quality recordings" is the claim being made of the world’s first USB Stereo interfacial microphone. The iQuader from TerraTec was developed in cooperation with Brauner Microphones. As such, the device is...

  • Handsfree microphone launches
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    Handsfree microphone launches

    By 16 April 2008

    $10 will get you this handfree microphone aimed at those who want their digits available when on internet phone calls and video conferencing. It can either be mounted on your monitor or clipped on your clothing, connects via the 3.5mm jack, weighs 25...