These have XLR connectors, but we’ve included a Blue Icicle in each kit so that you can also connect them to the USB port on your computer. When we tested these, we preferred the sound quality of the Zoom audio recorders, but these boundary mics do a better job than the built-in mic on your laptop. They’re a good choice if you looking for something to place in the middle of a table and record a meeting, for example. We have a Shure MX393 and an Audio-Technica U841a

Accordion List

Who may borrow?


Current Penn students, faculty, and staff with PennKey and active PennCard.

For how long?


3 days

Overdue fines:


$25/day up to 3 days. Full replacement cost thereafter

How to reserve equipment (reservation site has more details)


 Microphone head, Tabletop stand, USB cable, USB Microphone (Snowball manual )