Product Type: Logitech Microphone
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Logitech Desktop Microphone
Member Name: katykicker
Logitech Desktop Microphone
Advantages: Cheap, works well, can be stuck to side of monitor, no distortion.
=== The product ===
This is a desktop stick style microphone with a 3.5mm jack by Logitech. The microphone can be stood along on a desktop, or anywhere else you like, or can be changed on to a smaller stand which can then be stuck on the side of a larger style monitor, however, as I am using a laptop I have nowhere really to stick this and just end up plugging it in when needed and standing it up on the bottom of my laptop.
=== The packaging ===
When I purchased mine it came in that dreadful thick plastic packaging that needs a pair of scissors to open. I really am not a fan of this style of packaging as I have to cut through with scissors, which isn't the most comfortable thing ever, and then I end up worrying about cutting through wires or damaging the product within. The packaging has a tab cut out at the top for it to be displayed well in store and I purchased mine from PC World, or maybe it was Comet, in a sale about six months ago.
=== How to use ===
As this does not need a power cable you simply plug it in to your computer or laptop directly and then adjust the microphone volume through the control panel or audio section, then you are ready to go! The height can be adjusted on this too to suit your needs and you can rotate the microphone also to ensure that you get the optimum position for your height and the distance you will be sitting away from the microphone.
=== The price ===
You can find this online from around £12.00 upwards and I paid just £9.00 for mine several months ago from PC World or Comet, can't remember for sure, but I was pleased with the price anyway and haven't been disappointed.
=== Overall opinion ===
Logitech is a name that I know and trust and this was the main reason for purchasing this microphone. In the past I have used a few different ones including multi purpose ones such as headphones and a microphone together and I have always been left disappointed by the poor sound quality and distortion that occurred when trying to talk to my family who are elsewhere in the country.
My main reason for wanting to have a good quality microphone is so that I can talk to my nieces and nephew while we are on webcam to one another. I have not been let down by this microphone at all and have been very pleased with its quality. The sound quality is good, I am heard clearly and no longer have to keep repeating myself or moving the microphone closer to my mouth. I am able to sit a good half a metre from my laptop with no problems at all and the noise cancelling feature of this microphone works very well.
The look of this microphone is good, it looks stylish enough, and it would look fine on the side of a monitor, if monitors were not flat screen now of course. You could probably place this on the back of a laptop and still use it easily enough thanks to the rotating microphone and adjustable length.
Overall I am really pleased with the quality of this. I am able to talk to my family throughout the country again with ringing up my phone bill or using my contract minutes and this is always a great thing! I can talk to my nieces & nephews whenever we are on webcam together and I know that they are able to hear me properly which is just fantastic.
If you are looking for a good quality microphone then this offers a lot for a small price, however, it is probably not the most technically minded microphone ever but it does the job if you want to use it for Skype, or similar, or just want to record some little videos or something.
Summary: A good microphone from Logitech.
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