Category Archives: TeachOIT Podcast

TeachOIT Podcast #6: Equipment Review: Logitech USB Headset

In the third of a four-part “Audio/Video Gadgets”  series Tony and JC discuss the Logitech USB headset. The Logitech headset is a good piece of equipment for those looking to get started with recording audio for presentations, podcasting, and digital stories. Listen to the full review to hear about the strengths of this device and to figure out if this would be a useful device for you. 

TeachOIT-Podcast-06-Gadget03-LogitechHS.mp3 (4 minutes)

TeachOIT Podcast #6: Equipment Review: Logitech USB Headset 

Technical Details on the Logitech USB Headset

USB Headset
Approximate price: $35 

Features:

 

  • Padded headband and ear pads
  • Rotating, noise-canceling microphone
  • built-in volume and mute controls
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X

 

 Recording Usage:

 

  • Suitable for recording one person wearing the headset, good for use in podcasting and recording voice-overs for presentations and digital stories. 

 

TeachOIT Podcast #5: Equipment review: “Mikey” Microphone from Blue

In the second of a four-part “Audio/Video Gadgets”  series Tony and JC discuss the “Mikey” Mirophone by Blue. The Mikey is a small compact microphone that attaches to an iPod for recording audio on the go. Listen to the full review to hear about the strengths of this device and to figure out if this would be a useful device for you. 

 

Technical Details on the Blue Mikey – iPod Recorder

Approximate price: $80

Features:

  •       Mikey works with iPod nano 2G, 3G & 4G; iPod classic, iPod 5G
  •       Compatible with most protective cases
  •       Quality, stereo recording
  •       Positionable/directional design
  •       User adjustable gain control
  •       Record up to 1.5 hours continuously
  •       Requires no software installation
  •       Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 8 inches
  •       Wt: 2 oz

Recording Usage:

  •       Recording on-the-go, lectures, voice notes, live music, interviews, ambient sound 

TeachOIT Podcast #4: Equipment review: Snowball Mic from Blue

In the first of a four-part “Audio/Video Gadgets”  series Tony and JC discuss the Snowball Microphone by Blue. The Snowball is a USB microphone that is well suited to a variety of podcasting and digital audio activities. Listen to the full review to hear about the strengths of this device and to figure out if this would be a useful device for you. 

TeachOIT-Podcast-04-Gadget01-Snowball.mp3 (4 minutes 30 seconds)

TeachOIT Podcast #4: Equipment review: Snowball Microphone from Blue

Details on the Blue Snowball Microphone:

USB Microphone
Approximate cost: $70

Features:

  •       Plug-and-play USB mic connects to either a Mac or PC (though no drivers for Windows Vista)
  •       Dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch can handle a variety of recording applications
  •       Swivel mount located on the bottom center of the mic body
  •       No additional software required
  •       Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches
  •       Wt: 2.5 pounds

Recording Usage:

  •       Podcasts, voice-overs, live music, interviews, ambient sound