When it comes to microphones used for recording video and audio, Rode is one of the more popular brands around. You might have seen their microphones used on various vlogging setups, but now it seems that Rode wants to take on the streaming and podcasting space with its latest produce: the Rode NT-USB.

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While Rode isn’t exactly new to the desktop microphone scene, the NT-USB seems to be challenging Blue and their Yeti Nano microphone, which is one of the more popular microphones around for streamers and podcasters. This is largely due to the fact that the Yeti Nano is priced affordably at $99, and this is what Rode is hoping to do as well with its similarly-priced NT-USB.

The NT-USB will be a rather simple and straightforward microphone, where it features a dial on the front to adjust headphone volume. There will also be a USB-C connection and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the back. There will also be an integrated pop filter and a weighted desktop stand with a 360-degree swivelling mount that lets you spin the microphone in any direction.

While this might not necessarily be a microphone aimed at professionals, at $99 it does make it an entry-level microphone for those who are starting out in their streaming careers and don’t see the need to spend so much money upfront.

Filed in Audio >Gadgets.. Source: techradar