I actually bought the microphone because Amazon had it on sale and a podcaster ( I think it was Andy Ihnatko) posted a link on Twitter. To be honest, when I bought it, I didn't really know what I would use it for, but it has proven to be very useful.
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RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
The PSA1 is a high quality mount, so it feels sturdy, even with the weight of the Yeti. The arm can be mounted to the edge of a desk or, if your can put a hole in the desk, it can be mounted anywhere. I chose to put to mine on the front right side of my desk to give me more options for where I can place the mic. A lot of people put it behind the monitor and have the arm extend over top, but I often like to lean back in my chair with the keyboard in my lap, so I wanted to be able to extend the mic to that area and mounting it to the back of the desk would have limited the way I could use it.
How I use it
“Show the PDFs in my Downloads folder”
“How much free space do I have on my Mac?”
“Play the top 40 jazz songs”
“What’s the weather in Lake Tahoe?”
“Show me all of the files I shared with Cecilia last week”
“Search the web for images of the Eiffel Tower”
“Find tweets from José Bautista”
"Add Laura to my 10 AM meeting”
“How do you spell broccoli?”
“Show my photos from yesterday”
“What time is it in Monterrey, Mexico?”
I find that having theYeti mic near my mouth, rather than using the mic built into the iMac, makes it easier for Siri to understand what I am saying. Using it with Apple Music is something I do every time I am at my desk. However, using to find things like "Photos of Schnauzers" in my collection, launching apps, telling it to search wiki for Schnauzers, or sending a message to a loved one about my schnauzer (noticing a theme?) all work to perfection. I am just starting to use Siri on the Mac, but the Yeti has made the experience a thing of beauty.