\r\n\r\nAnybody looking for a extremely portable USB condenser Microphone need look no further. The Samson Go Mic is the ultimate solution for portable recording on a budget. If you're looking to livestream your podcast, take a look at the best streaming microphone to compare.\r\n\r\nTo start, the aesthetic of the GoMic is very Apple.\u00a0 The silver and black microphone complimented my MacBook Pro as if they were friends who hadn't seen each other in a decade.\u00a0 The construction of the GoMic felt a bit flimsy as the USB jack was wobbly but the mounting base\/clip connected to the Mic was weighted appropriately and sat with confidence. This mic's portability make it the best wireless microphone to use on the go. The GoMic clamped beautifully to the top of my laptop and also was comfortable sitting unattached and to the side.\u00a0 The clamp also allows for mounting on any standard microphone stand.\r\n\r\nRight out of the box the Samson GoMic delivers plug and play accessibility with out the use of drivers or software.\u00a0 I plugged in directly into my computer using the included extra long USB cable and my Mac and Garage Band recognized it immediately.\r\n\r\nI used the Samson GoMic while recording vocals and acoustic guitar in Garage Band and while talking in iChat.\u00a0 In both scenarios the GoMic performed better than expected especially when taking the price (under $50) into consideration.\r\n\r\nOffering switchable cardioid and omni-directional polar patterns, the GoMic lets you tailor what type of recording you need to make.\u00a0 Going a bit against the grain, I used the omni-directional setting for the vocals I recorded as and they turned out really wide and booming.\u00a0 My acoustic guitar sounded better using the cardioid pattern and the GoMic picked up the sounds with ease and precision.\r\n\r\nThe GoMic was really capable of detecting distant sounds when set to omni-directional as I could hear sounds from the other side of the house as well as street noise.\u00a0 The microphone is also really "hot" in terms of gain in that I found no problems getting quality signals in any scenario I tested it in.\u00a0 Even when I distorted the signal it never really sounded all that peaked out.\r\n\r\nEveryone I talked to in iChat remarked on how clear and loud I sounded.\u00a0 The GoMic was also instantly recognized in iChat which is always convenient to those not apt to settings and preferences.\r\n\r\nMy only real problem with the GoMic was the actual plastic casing that the microphone is housed in.\u00a0 It could have matched the heavy duty nature of the mounting clip\/stand.\u00a0 Other than that I couldn't have been happier with the performance of the Samson GoMic.\r\n\r\nFor those people out there new to Digital Audio the GoMic includes some basic software to help you get started.\u00a0 I did not use this software as I have Garage Band.\r\n\r\nThe Samson GoMic is a fantastic product in terms of design, sound reproduction, and price, and I can't recommend it highly enough.\u00a0 This is a great gift idea for anyone looking to get into Podcasting, audio recording, and more.\u00a0 The GoMic even stows perfectly in your laptop bag making it easy to have with you at all times.\r\n\r\nPros:\r\n\r\n \tAwesome compact design\r\n \tEasy to use\r\n \tSounds better than expected\r\n \tVery affordable\r\n\r\nCons:\r\n\r\n \tGoMic casing not all that heavy duty\r\n\r\nBuy the Samson Go Mic here for $49!