The best USB podcasting microphone is $40 off for Prime Day

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Blue Yeti in black (Image credit: iMore)

Ask anyone who has ever used the Blue Yeti USB microphone (opens in new tab) and they'll tell you they love it. If you've been looking to start a podcast, record some music, or even just make yourself sound better in your video calls, the Blue Yeti is only $89.99 for Amazon Prime Day!

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This is one of the best deals that we've seen on the powerful Blue Yeti USB desktop mic. Whether you want to start a podcast or just need something better for recording audio, this is the way to go.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

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This is a budget condenser mic that can still provide crystal audio for any sort of video conferencing like Zoom or Skype or FaceTIme. The plug-and-play access means you can use this on PC or Mac with no drivers or software to install.

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The mic includes a desktop stand and four directional patterns for customized use. The tri-capsule array records any situation. Plug-and-play with no drivers required and is compatible with PC and Mac. Comes with a two-year warranty.

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What makes the Blue Yeti so great is its versatility. It comes with four different types of recording modes — Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Bidirectional, and Stereo — which means it can be used in practically any situation. Recording a podcast with multiple guests? Turn on the Omnidirectional mode, plop the Blue Yeti down on the table and you're good to go! Looking to record your voice with a nice guitar track? The Stereo mode will help your homemade tunes sounding stellar.

It's powered by USB, meaning you can take it with you anywhere and have a great microphone. Whether you use Mac or Windows, the mic is truly plug-and-play, and it even has a headphone jack for live monitoring so you'll always know what sounds the Yeti is picking up!

Seriously, if you're looking to do any audio work at all, the Blue Yeti is an easy choice. You just won't find a more versatile microphone for the price — especially one that plugs directly into your computer through USB. The Yeti's already a steal at its normal price of $129, but for $89 it's an absolute must-have!

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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