MacMice is now shipping the MicFlex, a US$49.99 USB microphone designed for use with chat applications such as iChat AV, for speech recognition software such as iListen, for recording voiceovers and more. The mic assembly is enclosed in a small aluminum pod at the end of an 18-inch long flexible metal tube stalk that can be inserted into a desktop base or removed and plugged into a PowerBook or iBook.