Blue Microphones has announced the UK availability of its consumer microphone, the Snowball. Ideal for podcasts, Skype conversations and home recording insist the company, the Snowball is a professional USB microphone featuring a proprietary condenser capsule that projects a open sound with a natural high end.

According to Blue Microphone, the Snowball has been developed to ensure that sound is picked up as effectively on the desktop as in a recording studio.

The Snowball comes with a dual capsule design and three-pattern switch - cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omnidirectional - and works with both Mac and PC via USB without the need for additional software.

The Blue Microphone Snowball has a SRP of £89.95 and is available from Apple and Apple Premium Reseller Solutions Inc.