Blue Microphones, the makers of the Yeti and the Snowball, have a brand new plug-and-play USB mic on sale right now called the Yeti Nano. It is currently $99.99 on Amazon. While the only currently available color is Smoke Grey, you can also order it in Vivid Blue and Red Onyx. These versions are currently labeled as "Temporarily Out of Stock." We do not yet know when they will become available, but that just means they will be shipped when they come in.
At $100, the Yeti Nano starts at a price that's just under $30 less than the standard price of the larger Yeti. Considering we regularly see deals on the Yeti (it was down to $89 for Prime Day), you can bet the Yeti Nano won't stick to that retail price for very long either. The Nano simplifies big brother's formula with streamlined on-board controls. On the front is a single dial that both adjusts the volume and can be pressed to mute the mic with a red or green glow to indicate if its active. The back has just one button for determining two polar patterns - cardioid and omnidirectional - depending on how you're recording. The very bottom of the mic has the headphone jack and USB connection port.
The Nano no longer has a gain control knob because Blue wants you to do that in the Sherpa audio app, a new addition that pairs with this mic. Inside the app you will have options like gain control, levels, patterns, and more. This app will extend to all of Blue's mics eventually, but right now it only works with the Nano.
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