The mic itself is fantastic. It's 25MM (huge compared to the one on my camera) and can pick up a wide range of frequencies. My voice sounds like my voice for the first time. It's strange to hear my actual voice coming from the computer..There was always some distortion with the travel mics I've used. There is NONE with this. Also, I'm recording directly to WAV so there's not any compression that you get with audio recorded from the camera.
Everything is solidly constructed. The mic itself has a good heft to it. The goose neck is also sturdy metal. It's got two locking mechanisms to get just the right position. It really stays in place well. The squeezy mount for the mic provides adequate grip and protection from those small unwanted noises that come up through the gooseneck.
Pop filter really knocks out some of the extra mouth sounds. It also helps block some of the ambient noise. In the video I posted, you can hear a difference when the pop filter is used and when it isn't. Crazy that it can make such a big difference.
I'm not sure if I'll use the little metal tripod that comes with this. I like that it is an option, though. I can definitely see situations where it would be preferable, but I've got the mic mounted in a really good spot. I don't think I'll change it any time soon.
USB cable is about 8ft long. This is pretty handy in my situation where my computer is sitting behind the desk. Didn't have any issues, and there's plenty of length left if I need to move it somewhere else.
The fact that I can use this with an OTG adapter means I will be able to use this with my iPad. My whole goal is to transition away from the bulky desktop and make this iPad my go-to machine for everything. Using this mic with my iPad is going to be a game changer.