If you are a Podcaster you are familiar with Blue Mic. They are the maker of the Yeti and Snowball mics. This year at CES 2012 they introduced three new mics, the Spark Digital, the Mikey Digital and the Tiki.
The Spark Digital is a studio grade condenser mic. It allows for high fidelity recording. There is an onboard control for volume, gain and instant mute. There is a headphone jack for realtime monitoring. It connects to both the iPad and a USB device easily. It is plug and play and has LED meter which provides visual feedback. It comes with an adjustable stand. It will sell for around $199.00
The Mikey Digital is made for the iPod touch 4th generation, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPad 1 and iPad 2. It allows for automatic or manual gain control. There is a three gain setting. It is set up to allow for stereo recording. It has a 230 degree rotating design and comes with a built-in USB charging port. It will run around $99.00
The Tiki is an intelligent ultra-compact USB microphone. It has voice isolation and noise cancellation. It can eliminate constant background noise by the use of intelligent muting. It is optimized for podcast and music recording. It improves voice clarity for Skype and iChat. It will run only $59.00
All three mic work with most recording software including Garageband and should be available soon. If you are a fan of USB mics these are three more that will be worth taking a look at. Blue Mic makes quality USB microphones at a reasonable price. I would like to try the Mikey Digital, I am always looking for a microphone that is small and can be used with an iPhone or iPad.