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The ModMic is one of the most cost effective ways to add a high-quality audio recording solution to your gaming setup, and now the ModMic Business could do the same for professionals who regularly “Skype into” meetings from home or their office. The ModMic from Portland-based manufacturer Antlion is a boom microphone that you can add to nearly any headphones, so you don’t have to make sacrifices to get a headset with integrated recording.

The ModMic Business launched last week for $50, and it comes with everything you need to set it up with multiple headphones. Using easy double-sided sticky tape and a magnetic anchor, you can pop the microphone off and on whenever you need it. This means you can still run outside with your nice headphones without a microphone hanging off the side, but then it’s ready to go for that important meeting with clients on Google Hangouts. This is how I’ve used the ModMic5 for communications in games, but Antlion has made some specific improvements to appeal specifically to business customers.

“Over the last six years, our ModMic line of high-quality mics have developed a loyal following among gamers around the world,” Antlion Audio chief executive Elishaya Wisnievitz said. “And that’s because they are reliable, affordable, and because we’ve collaborated with those users to refine our designs to precisely meet their needs.”

To do that for professionals, Antlion has brought along some of the best ModMic 5 features and introduced some new improvements. Like with the company’s other microphones, ModMic Business has a uni-directional recording pattern. This means it can focus on the sound of your voice while ignoring ambient room noises.


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But now the Business mic also comes with a USB adapter. This enables you to get higher-quality audio footage without having to go through a sound card. You can, of course, plug the mic directly into your PC or Mac’s motherboard, but that can often lead to a lot of interference. With the dongle, you won’t have to worry about messing with your setup to get the most from the ModMic Business.

“We are pleased to launch our new ModMic Business product and bring it to the small business and home office market,” said Wisnievitz. “We are confident it will enjoy tremendous success with those users because we’ve followed that same playbook and tailored this offering to the unique demands of the business community.”

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