What is it?

A feature-rich desk microphone aimed at streamers and gamers.

Good points?

The full metal design and build quality of the microphone is exceptional and gives a pleasing aesthetic to an otherwise generic piece of equipment.

Sound input devices of this type usually conform to bland cylinders and are often hidden away but the Fyru – made by Trust Electronics – bucks this trend with an interesting alien-like shape and LED lights.

A plug and play USB connection negates the need for any installations and allows you to be up and recording within a minute.

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You have the option of four recording patterns which range from a candid first-person mode to omnidirectional input. This means the microphone has the flexibility to operate equally as well with one or multiple sound sources.

The zero-latency monitoring port allows you to hear what's being recorded in real-time without any lag or delay. This feature, combined with the ability to regulate the settings for gain and filtering, is a dream for musicians and producers.

A detachable 1.8-metre cable is a nice touch and allows you to swap it out should you need a different length for your workspace.

Bad points?

There's no echo cancellation included but this is by no means a deal breaker.

Best for ...

Those who produce regular streaming content to YouTube, Twitch, SoundCloud or Spotify and ideally want to avoid having to fiddle with microphone placement for every recording scenario.

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Avoid if ...

You are looking purely for an online meeting microphone as this would be overkill.

Score: 9/10.

Fyru 4-in-1 Streaming Microphone, £99.99 (amazon.co.uk)