Tag Archive: Microphone


Will any USB microphone work with a PlayStation 4?

Best answer: Any USB microphone will work with your PlayStation 4. You can use a USB headset or, if you are looking to stream your gaming, you can use a good desktop mic to give you the best sound possible.

Cheap and awesome: BLU Snowball ($ 64 at Amazon) Black and red hotness: HyperX QuadCast ($ 140 at Amazon) Why would you want a USB mic?

Traditionally you would use a microphone headset with a 3.5mm audio  [Read More…]

Original Google Pixel owners could receive up to $500 for faulty microphone

Pixel owners who didn’t experience issues could still get $ 20 in the settlement.

What you need to know Google has agreed to pay a total of $ 7.25 million in the class action settlement. Owners of the original Pixel could get a payout of up to $ 500. A hearing to approve the settlement will take place on June 5.

Google has agreed to pay $ 7.25 million dollars in a settlement of a class action  [Read More…]

HyperX has made an outstanding microphone with the QuadCast for PS4

Let’s be honest. The pair of flimsy earbuds that Sony provides with every PlayStation 4 console are a piece of junk. You’ll need to go out and buy a whole new microphone and headset to get the audio quality that you deserve. Thankfully, a bunch of third-party manufacturers have been stepping in for years to do just that, and HyperX recently entered the scene with its very first microphone: The HyperX QuadCast for PlayStation 4 and PC. HyperX  [Read More…]

Record better audio with the discounted Blue Snowball USB Microphone

This versatile USB microphone is plug-and-play and back to one of its best prices.

The Blue Snowball USB Condenser Microphone is down to $ 39 at Adorama today. That saves you over $ 35 off its average price at Amazon. where it’s currently selling for $ 62. Shipping is free.

This USB microphone is plug-and-play, meaning you won’t need to install any software on your computer to get it to work. Simply plug it in and start  [Read More…]

How to disable the microphone on the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo lineup offers some of the most cost-effective and efficient products to enter the world of smart homes. However, there are times when you don’t want the microphone always listening — such as an Amazon event where they’re saying Alexa every 30 seconds, or figuring out where to bury a dead body — but turning off the microphone on an Amazon Echo is a single click away.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Echo Dot ($  [Read More…]

Improve your videos with better audio using the $40 Blue Snowball USB microphone

Talk about savings!

We haven’t shared a deal on the Blue Snowball condenser mic dropping to $ 40 since December. This is a regular price drop we’ve seen before, but it is $ 10 off the street price and a match for its lowest ever. Only the Black version of the mic is on sale, as White is still as $ 49.

If you need a mic for podcasts, streaming, or making any sort of online videos  [Read More…]

How to manage the microphone and camera privacy settings on your Chromebook

Because nobody wants to accidentally see you in your underwear.

The WebRTC protocol is a really cool thing. It’s that thing a website can do that lets you use your microphone and camera on any website without installing any extra plugins or using Flash. This is the kind of stuff we need if we want everything on the web to just work everywhere.

But having a microphone and camera active is one of those things that you  [Read More…]

Pixel users plagued by microphone bug, Google says to use warranty to get replacement

The Google Pixel is a great phone, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Since it launched, we’ve been hearing the Pixel owners complain about a variety of issues including a serious battery drainage problem and a really annoying camera flair issue. Well the latest one which appears to be plaguing a consistent number of Pixel […]

Best Earbuds With Microphone Under $20

Cheap can be good and these earbuds prove it.

A headset — earphones or earbuds (or even a single earbud) with a microphone and controls — is a different beast than a set of earbuds or headphones without a mic. For starters, not every set works with every brand of phone once you add the third wire. You need to make sure what you’re buying is made specifically for one brand (Blackberry and Apple come to mind)  [Read More…]

Kapture: Part Wearable Microphone, Part Time Machine

What if you could mix wearable tech, spy gear and a dash of audio-only time travel? You’d have Kapture: a wristwatch-sized microphone that’s always listening to the world around it.

Kapture stays constantly connected to your smartphone and activates with a tap, so saving a recording of the past 60 seconds is as simple as flicking your wrist. As one of those weird kids who used to bring a tape recorder to school to document his days, Kapture instantly  [Read More…]