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As the producer of the podcasts here while also playing games with friends, I’m always looking for the best microphone and headsets out there. The latest to come my way after the Roccat Torch is the Neat Skyline USB Desktop Microphone. The company lives up to its name as they’re pretty neat for teaming with our friends at Turtle Beach, and this is a neat mic that’s simple and does its job well.
Once you remove it from the box, you’ll see how this microphone is as simplistic as it gets. It looks like a mini skyscraper as it features a slim and tall look that’s made from a durable, thick plastic with a nicely weighted base. On the base you’ll find a large, rubberized mute button, and a port on the back where you connect the include 2m (six foot) USB-C cable with a USB-A end to connect to your PC/Laptop.
When connected to your device, the Skyline is ready to go as it’s easily recognized by most devices and software. Thanks to having a permanently polarized condenser capsule with high-quality 24 bit/96 KHz digital audio, it picks up your voice cleanly and clearly without having to be directly in front of it. This comes in handy when talking with others on a podcast, any voice call services, or just chatting with your gaming buddies.
I also love how the mute button doesn’t make any digital pops as most microphones do when pressed. Noises like that drive me up the wall when I can hear others on a voice call or podcast muting and unmuting with annoying pops and clicks. So rest assured if you’re using this mic for when you have to mute, no one will be the wiser.
I love how the Neat Skyline USB Desktop Microphone is a no-frills mic that’s perfect for whenever you need a solid mic to record or chat with others. It’s sleek, looks cool, has one of the best mute functions I’ve used, and is sure to be the microphone you go to when you want something simple and neat to use.