Gadget Review: Blue Microphone USB from Tiki

MAGNIFICENT MIKE. The ubiquity of USB drives have led to a number of unique and gimmicky devices built specifically to work with them.

One of the coolest we’ve ever seen is the new Blue Microphone USB from Tiki, which offers impressive performance in a very small package. It mimics the intelligence of human hearing, allowing it to focus on important sounds while cancelling out undesired noise pollution. Tiki’s has two very different modes that give it a great deal of functional versatility.

The first, Intelligent Speech Mode, focuses on your voice during conference calls or chats while noise-canceling technology minimizes competing background sounds. Natural Recording Mode is perfect for when you want to capture clear, high-fidelity audio, such as during music performances.