Coming from the audio company Samson, we’ve got their Go Mic Direct, a bite-size microphone perfect for traveling and more than small enough to fit in your skinny jeans pocket.
The Go Mic Direct is a little USB microphone that suits all of your audio recording needs, whether that be for creating YouTube videos on the go, Skype, Facetime or any voice recognition software. The microphone is almost two inches length and width, and comes with a convenient little carrying case that’s small enough for any type of travel.
The actual microphone can rotate for better audio capture, and a green light shows up when connected to a computer. Samson has their own recording software that goes perfect with the Mic Direct, and allows for noise cancelling, which I found to be quite nice. I noticed when recording a clip on my Dell’s built-in mic that I could hear the air conditioner in the background, but not with the Go Mic Direct. Test the recordings for yourself below.
Samson’s little microphone did a great job capturing the audio I wanted it to rather than the echo “inside a room” sound with my laptop’s microphone. The 16-bit, 44.1kHz resolution with a response of 20Hz–20kHz does an adequate job of keeping the sound you want. Just don’t expect anything professional here.
The asking price for the Go Mic Direct is $39.99, which a little steap for a microphone this size. But portability is the mic’s selling point, and I’m a big fan of its convenience.