For months, I have asked Verge Lydmaestro Andrew Marino for his recommendation of the best podcasting microphone, and he tells me that Blue Yeti I have already offered the best quality. But Yeti is a cumbersome animal. ( See what I did there? ) It's loud and heavy and I can not keep the cable connected to it when I turn it down for storage. This cable becomes extra long and also uses the old Mini USB connector, so I always have to make it exceed Yeti already large frame. Most of these woes are now corrected by Blue, as the company has just announced a new Yeti Nano which is about half the original and costs a more affordable $ 99.
Blue claims that it has kept the same studio quality sound of it original Yeti in this new model ̵
With the compact Blue Snowball that was already on the market, I had to ask Blue what role Yeti Nano wants to play in the product portfolio, and the company said Nano is meant for those who want a more handsome, professional appearance, but can not afford the price or the desktop as full size Yeti requires. Overall, Yeti Nano looks like the necessary simplification that the Yeti lineup needed, although I would really like to see Blue move on from Mini USB to a port that is more modern and durable, such as USB-C that drives each and every one of my other gadgets. The connection to my old Yeti has broken away with all the connections and disconnections it has endured over the years, and it's the lonely part of the microphone design that does not feel super solid and durable.
The gray Blue Yeti Nano is available to buy now for $ 99 / £ 89. During the coming month, beautiful blue, red and gold variants will also be available. No YouTuber may have to sacrifice appearance or elegance for better sound quality.