Konstantine, thank you for this excellent overview of some mainstream USB recording microphones. I was going to go with the Blue Yeti microphone, but upon further reflection, I think the Apogee MIC + is the ideal choice for me. I am attracted to its seamless integration with my iphone.
From what I can gather from this and other discussions, the quality of the video from one's iphone compares favorably with video from dedicated video cameras. And if an individual uses the plug-and-play Apogee MIC + with their iphone, then there is immediate coordination of audio and video.
I hope I am correct on this point. The integration of Apogee MIC + with the iphone seems to be one of its promotional selling points. I am looking for reasonable audio and video with minimal clutter and hassles. Do you have any comments on iphone (video) use with the audio from the Apogee MIC +?