Blue are well known for odd microphone designs and this one caught my eye. Below you’ll find the press release and a couple of more pictures.
The Snowflake is the first professional quality portable USB mic and embodies everything Blue has become known for; stylish looks and exceptional sonic quality. Blue has combined a USB bus powered capsule with a class compliant design to make the Snowflake truly plug and play on both Mac and PC.
“We have always valued both form and function in our microphone designs. It’s what makes us uniquely Blue,” said Skipper Wise, President and Co-Founder of Blue Microphones. “The Snowflake brings a new level of audio quality and functionality to anyone who owns a computer. It’s one of our most inspired designs yet!”
The Snowflake’s form factor is not only eye catching and modern, but functional as well. The mic folds into a single compact case which also houses a USB cable for easy transport in a laptop bag or even a pocket. Unfolded, the case serves as a desktop stand or a laptop clip, making the Snowflake a natural for everything from podcasting, calling over the web, narrating a home video, or sketching out a song idea on the go.
• Professional recording quality on the go
• Unique design fits on your desktop or laptop
• Plug and play — no driver needed
• Perfect for podcasting, internet telophony, voice recognition software, movie narration, music
• Mac & PC compatible
• Blue’s renowned circuitry
• Includes USB cable
Price and availability
The Snowflake will be available First Quarter, 2008, for $79 MSRP.