Whether you’ve got aspirations of becoming the next Conan or just want more clarity over Skype, the Meteor Mic ($99) offers chrome-swathed old school mic looks with modern-day connectivity and features. The mic packs a 1/8″ headphone output for latency-free monitoring, mute switch, driver-free operation, and USB connectivity to your computer or mobile device. In the sound department, the mic’s diminutive package belies its large condenser that captures high quality audio. It’s a well-priced solution for on-the-go musicians, podcasters, or late night show wannabes.
Buy Now: $99 (April 2011)