I mean seriously… if you were going to name this thing, would you have gone with Yeti, or would you have picked everyone’s favorite droid? You know… up until recently. On the other hand, I suppose R2D2 didn’t talk, which would make it a strange name for a microphone…
Anyway, the Blue Microphones Yeti is apparently the first ever THX certified USB mic, if that matters to you. It has a triple capsule array of condenser mics, and offers four pickup patterns including omni-directional, cardiod, stereo, and bidirectional. It has a headphonejack for zero-latency monitoring, and a hardware dial for adjusting the gain.
The Yeti will run about $150 when it’s released in December.