You plug any standard microphone (by “standard” I mean witha 3-pin XLR connector) into one side of the MicPort, and plug the MicPort (via the included low-noise USB cable) into a USB port on your (or anyone’s – since it’s so mobile) computer.
The MicPort has a phantom power switch you can use for your condenser mics. It also has a headphone input that allows for zero-latency monitoring. All that stuff is on the tip of one end of the “lipstick case.” On the side are two knobs, one for controlling the input gain and the other for controlling headphone volume.
It has a high-quality A/D converter and preamp, which puts it into the category of “professional recording” in my book.
I recorded two audios, one with my usual set-up and one with the MicPort. Both used my Rode NT2-A microphone. Those two audios are on the full review, which can be found here: