Flickr has a 90 second video limit, so I cut my video short. Snowflake’s specs are in the photos.
From Blue Microphones’ popular Snowball, comes this portable professional USB mic called Snowflake. It’s cute, well-constructed with aluminium and plastic, and works on Mac as well as Windows without drivers.
Since I do plenty of Skype interviews and video reviews like these, I’ve always wanted a professional microphone to get better quality sound. The Snowball was easy enough since all it needed was USB, no analogue to digital audio converter box required, but I didn’t get it because it was too big to carry around. Snowflake solved that problem for me, since it collapses into a neat little box, with cables tucked in. I love how I could have it positioned on the desk in front of me, or on my MacBook Pro’s lid next to the iSight camera.
As you can hear from the video, the sound seems rather soft to me. That’s even when I max out line input levels. Any advice would be appreciated.