Product Type: Logitech Microphone
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CAN YOU HEAR ME??!!?? Logitech Desktop Microphone Review
Logitech Desktop Microphone
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Logitech Desktop Microphone
Advantages: Clear sound, easy to set up and good value for money
Disadvantages: If you need it for more strenuous work you may need to look for something a bit more than this
Upon purchase, I found that this Logitech microphone was one of the most popular products of its type. It had a solid reputation compared to other products, and seemed very good value for money. I was only looking for a decent microphone in order to speak online over Skype or MSN Messenger, but was pleasantly surprised of how good it turned out to work for me.
I like the appearance - it's very sleek, and will be well suited alongside any desktop PC or on a desk next to a laptop. Logitech's microphones are of neat builds and this is no exception. There's a nice on/off switch if you need a bit of a break or want to save power.
I found it very easy to install on a Windows Vista PC - as soon as it's put in, the system automatically detects its presence and installs it for you. It doesn't require any prompting and you can use it straight away, so if you need to take it to a different PC to communicate from there, then it's always a quick and simple process.
Many conversations over the internet (Skype in particular) can be victim to rather agressive distortion of voices if the quality of the microphone is poor. One of my friends used a popstar-style microphone that he got out of a "create your own pop hit" set, and needless to say it was very difficult to listen to. The contrast between that and a Logitech microphone is as clear as day - it doesn't quite match up to talking face-to-face, (but what can?) but I'd say it's definitely the best option if you don't have that choice. If you want to record your conversations, then your voice can be heard clearly as if you're speaking over a phone leaving a message. It even picks up your voice if you're standing some distance away from your desk, which is really saying something. The best way to measure the quality of a microphone in my experience is to test how well it records your voice, as this is to some the trickiest part - it works well, and by that judgement I can happily say I'm satisfied.
It's useful for those who aren't a fan of typing and like to take advantage of their computer's voice recognition features, and it's good for people who want a microphone that is flexible and won't take up too much room. It would be a superb choice for people who want to use it for over-the-net business conferences or anything of a similar standing.
Are there any bad points? Not really. If you're a creator of podcasts, I'm not sure that the quality would be amazing and you may want to invest in something a bit more expensive to give you the required quality you need. If you're not going to explore this sort of thing, then it'll suit you just fine - but think twice about buying this if you are.
If you see a microphone for about £5 and think "that's a fantastic deal!" think twice before taking a look. Some microphones just don't match up to what you expect, even for that price. A little extra cash spent on one of these will set you for a long time. It's well worth it, and you definitely get value for money - some retail stores charge upwards of £20 but I'm sure you can find it for less on the internet, so take a look before buying to find the best deal.
Summary: A great inexpensive device that is more than worth getting.