New Gear: Samson Meteorite Condenser Microphone


Samson_Meteorite_Chrome_w_iPadSamson’s Meteorite USB condenser microphone is the perfect desktop companion for capturing my voice for Skype, FaceTime, podcasting or creating videos. The Meteorite is a small orb, less than two-inches in diameter, and sits in a magnetized cradle-base so it can be aimed at you or swiveled in any direction to capture sound. I have mine just in front of my QWERTY keyboard tilted up at me. It has a 14-mm diaphragm and a flat frequency response for CD-quality audio.

It has a great sound—best yet for a small, desktop USB microphone. It picks up my voice anywhere and I like the small green/red signal present and peak LED that shows when it’s connected and working.

With a non-detachable USB cable, it’s ready to work without need of a driver and is compatible with most computer-based digital audio software. Its light weight and pocket size make going mobile and recording on an iPad a breeze. The Samson Meteorite sells for $59.99 MSRP.