Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Desktop Mini Condenser Microphone in all colors for under $20 Prime shipped. The best deal is silver for $18.70. This is down from its bloated original price of over $40 and is the best available. When compared to higher-end models like Yeti’s Snowball, this is a great value as a budget-focused microphone. Early reviews are positive, and AmazonBasics is well-rated overall.

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With your savings, pick up a pair of headphones to monitor your audio when on Skype calls.

AmazonBasics Desktop Mini Condenser Microphone features:

  • Desktop mini single-capsule condenser microphone with unidirectional pick-up pattern
  • Achieve excellent sound quality when recording vocals, instruments, podcasts, home movies, and more
  • Works with Skype, Messages, FaceTime, Twitch, and YouTube
  • Plug-and-play USB connectivity (no drivers required); includes a 4.9-foot USB cable and a 3-legged adjustable desktop stand
  • Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP; Mac OS; and Linux; backed by an AmazonBasics limited 1-year warranty

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