Blue Yeti X USB Condenser Microphone | $120 | Amazon
This compact mic will capture quality sound without taking up too much desk space. It offers three different styles for recording. Cardioid is more targeted—capturing sounds directly in front of the mic which makes it ideal for solo podcasting, video calls, or streaming. Omni captures all ambient sounds as well, which is better if you’re recording a room of speakers for conference calls. Bidirectional is great for podcast interviews where you only have the one microphone. Amazon has the Blue Yeti X for 29% off.