Blue Snowflake USB Microphone | $17 | Amazon
Blue makes some amazing microphones, like the wildly popular Blue Yeti. If you don’t need that much power, though, the Snowflake USB microphone can do well. It’s small enough to throw in a laptop bag, but still powerful enough to handle your audio needs in a pinch. At $17, it’s cheap enough to make an easy addition to anyone’s kit.