Published on March 29th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker8
Adjustable Desktop Microphone Boom on a budget
Materials: Black Forså work lamp
Description: I needed an adjustable stand for my microphone, but didn’t want to fork out the incredible amount of money for an official boom which can be mounted on a desk.
After realising that all these overpriced stands look like extendable work lamps, I decided to have a quick look in Ikea and to my surprise, I struck gold.
I picked Black Forså work lamp up for a modest £16.99, went home and cut the existing power cables out and removed the light fixing to the end, then attached the anti-shock mount, using a couple of bits of plastic and some washers to pad it out, as the gap was quite large.
The cables were cabled-tied to the arms to keep everything neat and tidy.
There you have a completely adjustable and compact podcast setup that you can take with you on travels, or just to use at home and still keep all your desk space.
~ Alex F, United Kingdom