Blue Snowball microphone
This is my evaluation of the Snowball microphone from Blue.
Snowball microphone from Blue
I had bought the Blue Snowball microphone and effort to improve Dragon NaturallySpeaking accuracy, because headset microphones are a pain for me to put on and take off. Typically this type of USB microphone is used for podcasting and at home recording of music, and is a little more expensive than your average desktop microphone; when you consider how much I am on the computer you can easily see how it might be worth it to me. I used Dragon NaturallySpeaking to perform lots of task, such as updating Facebook and twitter statuses and writing online article.
This microphone can go as low as fifty are as much as a hundred dollars; I got mine at Amazon.com for around fifty bucks. When I first saw this microphone, I saw the tripod stand would be flimsy but it is actually quite sturdy. I really love the physical appearance of this microphone it rather reminds me of the old style microphone. I really like the height of this microphone because it is fairly tall and I don't have to bend over to speak into it. This microphone in a snap to install with simple plug-and-play installs. I have Window Vista and it recognized it right away. There is three setting on the back of the mic, Polar Pattern: Position 1-2: Cardioid; Position 3: Omnidirectional.
If you are going to use this mic with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, first go to your control panel and click sound and audio, then choose for dictation. To improve Dragon NaturallySpeaking accuracy you may want to run general training again. Remember Dragon gets smarter the more you use it
. All in all, I think it was a decent purchase.