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Revolabs xTag Wireless Microphone (first look)



Looking for a microphone that is small? How about wireless, small and with good accuracy? My initial impression is that the Revolabs xTag supplies all of these answers.

The small amount of usage I have had while on vacation has given me the initial impression that this could be an excellent microphone in a QUIET environment. I will do a final thorough assessment when I return back from vacation and have several days to build up the user files in an office setting.

I have had to make more corrections using this microphone than I did with the Sennheiser microphone. This is not upsetting to me because my experience with most microphones is that almost all of them require several days of usage to get greater accuracy. Forget noise cancellation with this microphone. There doesn’t appear to be much.

The physical appearance of the microphone is excellent. It is extremely well-made and size wise the actual microphone is approximately the same size as a tube of Chapstick. The base station is maybe 2" x 4" with a 1 inch depth. It connects via a USB port. There is also a small earpiece that connects via a wire to the actual microphone so that you can hear sound wirelessly. (I don’t know how else to explain this, since there is an actual wire that connects the earpiece to the microphone. It does receive the signal wirelessly.)



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Sadly, the microphone might be challenging to use if you are constantly moving around with your computer. Although the base station is small it would require some sort of Velcro apparatus to hold it to a computer.

I have to admit I love the idea of not being tethered by a wire. There really is something decadent when you can sit back in the chair and move freely without concern for snagging a wire.

I’ll be back from vacation in several days. Hope this wets your appetite for the final outcome. Ultimately, I believe wireless is the future when it comes to microphones.



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