Tag Archive: Microphone


Get a great microphone delivered to your door in these trying times

It’s hard to look on the bright side with everything that’s going on in the world right now, but during this period of self-isolation, most people have more free time than ever to finally kickstart that podcast idea or record more voiceovers. I’ve been using XLR mics for a number of years now, but USB mics are quicker and easier to set up, and work with just about any computer — some even work with phones! Best Buy’s currently offering  [Read More…]

Android 11 brings one-time permissions for the camera and microphone

One-time permissions are getting upgraded in a big way.

One of my favorite features of Android 10 is the one-time permission for location services. What that means is that whenever you run and app that requests your location, you have the choice to grant it, deny it, or say it can do it just this time. If you go with the third option, the app will need to ask again the next time it wants to know  [Read More…]

Grab a Blue Yeti Nano microphone for cheap for Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Need a pro microphone without breaking the bank? Blue Yeti has some good deals rolling for Black Friday / Cyber Monday.

Blue Yeti are widely known to make some of the best pro-grade microphones at affordable prices, and one of their most accessible offerings is available for Black Friday / Cyber Monday at a very attractive price point.

Usually costing $ 100, the Blue Yeti Nano is a no-nonsense headset that is easy to set up and  [Read More…]

How to turn off your PlayStation camera’s microphone

Hooking up a camera to your PS4 is necessary for PlayStation VR. It really is a great device that understands a bunch of commands, but it works a little too well. When you leave PSVR — if you can ever bring yourself to play regular games again — the microphone on the camera stays on. Here’s how to stop that happening.

Products used in this guide Virtually enjoyable: PlayStation VR Bundle ($ 350 at Amazon) How to disable  [Read More…]

Pixel owners can now claim up to $500 for defective microphone

You can claim up to $ 500 only if you have documentation to prove your Pixel or Pixel XL had microphone issues.

What you need to know Owners of the first-generation Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphones may be eligible to receive up to $ 500 from a class action settlement. You can get up to $ 20 if you bought a Pixel or Pixel XL before January 4, 2017, even if you did not experience any  [Read More…]

Upgrade your microphone and grab the HyperX Quadcast on sale for Prime Day

Why not upgrade your streaming setup right now?

If you’re in the market for a new microphone or looking to get your very first one, you won’t want to pass up on this deal. HyperX is offering its QuadCast USB microphone for just $ 100 on Amazon Prime Day, down from its usual price of $ 140. It’s got just about everything an aspiring or veteran streamer will need, and the quality is second to none.

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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…]