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Anko USB Microphone $0.50 (Was $5) in-Store /+ $3 C&C ($0 with $20 Order) /+ Delivery ($0 with $65 Order) @ Kmart

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90% discount! Seen at Launceston store, plenty of stock available (pic was taken near the cash registers). Handy for that next Zoom or Teams call and you’re stuck using a computer with no built-in mic.

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  • +12 votes

    The Gaming Microphone is reduced as well - $2.50.

    • +4 votes

      The gaming mic is surprisingly good. A bargain at $19 RRP. I got this to kick off my podcast co-host and I genuinely don't see any need to replace it. Better than my TC-Helion with M-Audio breakout box. Amazing little mic for the money.

      • +2 votes

        Seems like it could be one of those "same mic, different brand/skin" deals, like those neewer mic sets you find on amazon.

        multiple cheap brands use the same mass-produced mic, which is encased in different skins and sold are a great variety of different prices.

        you just found it in the cheapest possible option. luck!

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          Very bloody happy with it! Definitely suggest people grab this if they need a mic. Or don't. It's cheap as hell!

      • +4 votes

        I bought it for $5. Absolutely love it. Use it for work meetings (zoom, teams, skype). Works like a dream with minimal background noise filtering through. Would definitely recommend this.

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        Which gaming mic are you referring to please? Couldn’t find a one with RRP $19. Thanks.

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      Too bad, I bought it at $10 :(

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      thanks!

  • +1 vote

    Anyone know whats the quality like on these?

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      Mono that's for sure

      • +1 vote

        It's good but if you are in a big echoey room not great. Very good (surprisingly so) in a small room or one full of bookcases.

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      Just bought a couple of these thinking it could be worth my while having an easy backup in case of emergencies. (I thought that by buying two if it was worth it I'd save money on a trip back to K-mart to buy a second one). The quality is useable but pretty noisey with a lot of electrical interference. Good enough as a backup though.

      I also bought a couple of the $2.50 Gaming Microphone's too, one to give to one of my friends and to have one on my desk so a mute button is quickly accessible for Skype calls. The quality is five times better 😉 than the $0.50 one and it has a nice pair of blue LED's either side of the mute button. The blue LED switches off when you mute.

      New Town in Tasmania had another six of the Gaming Microphone's and about thirty or more of the $0.50 mic's.

  • +6 votes

    At this price, could make you sound like a fart and still be worth it

    • +1 vote

      or it could be so bad that you want your 50 cents back, imagine that

      • +1 vote

        fart

  •  

    replaced imac mic that died with this, works ok with facetime and zoom.. i have it plugged in the wired mac keyboard so it’s close

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    C&C has a killer $3 admin fee.

  • +3 votes

    buy 130 of these for free delivery
    !!

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    Plenty of stock at Toombul, QLD today.

  • +1 vote

    Almost every store in WA (excluding Khub) have at least 90+ units in stock so there’s plenty around!

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    How good are these compared to say your phone's inbuilt microphone? Is it even worth the 50c?

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      Who is using these with their phone?

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        The point is that it would be better to call in from your phone than to yell into this garbage.

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    bro what happened to the anko airpods

    • +1 vote

      Buy the EKO air pods from Big W for $25.

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    I find a lot of laptops microphones are very directional. If you're slightly off centre too the screen, no one can hear you. Direct centre is okay. Hard when multiple people are zooming in front of one laptop.

    Would this microphone mean it's more non directional?

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      It's likely intentional so it filters out background noise

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        Yeah I know, but I want to sometimes use a microphone that captures everyone around a laptop.

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          For this one the description states that it is "omni-directional" which means it should pick up sounds from all around… but I'm not sure how well it would do that. For $2.50 it's worth a shot! It also states "monomer radio effect" which I have no idea what it means…

  • +2 votes

    reminds me of https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/526955 which never showed up…

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      Damn, that was a great deal for those (if any) who received one.

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        Yep awesome deal that must have got Brodened (I didn't receive one)

      • +1 vote

        Oh yeah! Nah, didn't arrive for me.

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    Does anyone know if this might work with a Raspberry Pi? (with USB adapter of course)

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    Bought two of these today and noticed they also had a USB-C to VGA adapter for $2 (which I picked up as well).

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    I picked this and the $2.50 one up, mostly just for Zoom calls at home and office since my webcam has a dodgy mic. I'm surprised and really pleased with the sound quality of both. The noise cancelling on this mic worked much better than I expected, meaning it didn't pick up any keyboard noise at all. The only problem for my setups is that the sweet spot for volume seemed to be about 20–30cm away (to be expected); anything beyond that gets filtered out. It's absolutely tiny, though, with the USB end actually being bigger than the mic protrusion, so I can't imagine it's intended for anything besides laptops or a tall desktop tower on a desk. Really can't fault it, especially as a backup/ultra portable mic.