Bridging a gap in the market between the built in laptop/notebook microphones, cheap and cheerful VoIP headsets and the higher end dedicated microphones, Blue Microphones Tiki is the first USB microphone to use proprietary noise-cancelling technology, voice isolation and intelligent mute.
This allows the Tiki to focus in on the desired sounds, for example your voice during a Skype call, while reducing background noise to minimal levels. At only £50 RRP, the Tiki is an attractive option for those looking for a compact microphone to take along with their laptop if they are a regular Skype user, or Podcaster.
The main mode, while the Tiki glows a lovely shade of blue, is the active noise cancellation and voice isolation “Intelligent Speech Mode”, but with a press of the button on the end of the device, it will glow purple, and enter “Natural Recording Mode” for CD quality recording for podcasts, vocals or instruments.
The Tiki comes with an extension cable, allowing the microphone to be placed where required, rather than just out of the nearest USB port to you. This is great if you’re using it with a desktop PC or a laptop with USB ports at the back.
If you’re looking for a microphone for Podcasting, recording your performances or general Skype use, the Tiki from Blue Microphones is a quality choice. – DR