Snazzing up your desktop can come in a multitude of forms.  You could take the approach of adding a variety of ThinkGeek like products – think USB Lava lamps or a remote controlled Nerf gun – or you could just update your gear with the flair and bravado of Kayne West.  We’re a fan of the latter, and that’s probably why we’re not mad at Samson’s Gold Plated Meteor Mic.  It sports the same features as the Chrome version, with the exception of plated 22k Gold and a 50% price increase to $149.99.

Samson says they’ll produce just 400 units of the Gold Plated Meteor Mic, which will be packaged in a numbered, mahogany wood case that includes a high-quality, braided, gold-flashed USB cable.  Like the Chrome version, it will sport a a 25mm large condenser element and an all-metal body.  The legs can be manipulated for positioning and there is a 1/8-inch headphone output for monitoring levels.

The gold plated Meteor Mic ships April 15th, though you can already preorder it at Best Buy, which has an exclusive on the product.

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28 Feb 2011

Both Meteor Mic Models to ship on April 15, 2011

Hauppauge, NY – February 28, 2011 – Samson’s new Meteor Mic, as well as a limited edition gold-plated model exclusive to Best Buy, will be available in Best Buy Musical Instrument Stores and on on April 15, 2011. Best Buy will accept preorders beginning February 28, 2011. Meteor Mic is a USB studio condenser microphone that’s perfect for recording music in your home studio and is also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recognition software.

As an exclusive Best Buy offer, 400 units of a limited edition version will be produced and available on April 15th. Each microphone will feature jewelry grade, 22k gold-plating that is four microns thick and will be packaged in a numbered, mahogany wood case that includes a high-quality, braided, gold-flashed USB cable.

Just like its chrome-plated twin, the limited edition Meteor Mic features a 25mm large condenser element and all-metal body. Its unique, fold-back leg design allows for optimal positioning for any recording application from acoustic guitars and vocals to speech. Meteor Mic also has an 1/8-inch stereo headphone output for no latency monitoring, as well as a volume control. A microphone mute switch gives you audio privacy while video conferencing.

No drivers are required for either model, so you can start recording with Meteor Mic right out of its box. Meteor Mic can be connected directly to any computer and is compatible with most computer-based digital audio recording software.

“Meteor Mic’s compact design is unique, but don’t let its size fool you,” says James Tsaptsinos, VP Sales. “With our largest condenser, everyone will be amazed by the audio quality of their recordings.”

About Samson

Samson began 30 years ago as an audio technology company designing wireless microphone systems. Today, we are an industry leader with three distinct brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over 250 products designed and distributed by Samson are sold in 130 countries throughout the world.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."