Best Buy has a bundle that combines the Blue Yeti USB-powered condenser mic with the video game Fallout 76 for a grand total of $89.99. This deal is available through Best Buy's official eBay store (opens in new tab) and the main site.
Honestly, the game is secondary here because the Blue Yeti normally goes for around $130. Other versions at Best Buy go for that much, and that's pretty much what you'll find it going for at other retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab). We have on occasion seen the Yeti go for less than today's drop, but that hasn't happened in many months and usually only occurs around the big holidays.
The video game still goes for around $25 to $40 in most places, including Amazon (opens in new tab). If you haven't played it before, that's essentially a new free game you can explore.
Blue Yeti USB-powered condenser mic Blackout (opens in new tab)
The video game is Fallout 76, but the bundle is worth it for the mic alone. These mics go for around $130 usually. The mic has multiple pattern selections, gain control, a mute button, and more. Works with Windows and Mac.
The Blue Yeti is powered by USB so it's easy to just plug in and get it going. It's a condenser mic that includes a tri-capsule array that can record almost any situation. You can choose from multiple patterns (cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, and stereo) that allow you to pick up audio from a specific direction (directly in front of the mic, all around the mic, in front and back of the mic, etc.). The mic also features gain control, a mute button, and zero-latency headphone output.
The mic works with Windows XP and up or Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher. It requires a minimum of 64MB of RAM, which is a really basic requirement.
If the Yeti is too much mic for you, you could also go for the Blue Snowball (opens in new tab). It's also a USB-powered condenser mic, but it doesn't cost nearly as much. Either option would be good for an aspiring video maker or podcast recorder. That's totally up to you, though.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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