Samson Go Mic Compact USB Microphone
Boasting an ultra-compact design and two pickup patterns, one cardioid and one omnidirectional, the Samson Go Mic falls short on overall sound quality but is still an attractive option for price and design. A semi-convenient clip/stand mount is included for attaching to a laptop or stand, and works with either Mac or PC. Recording bit-depth is 16-bit and a disappointing 44.1kHz sample rate, making work in video productions a bit more difficult since audio in video typically requires a sample rate of 48kHz. A built-in headphone output is useful, and the passable Music Creator software is included.