Hi, I've been recording myself today with Camtasia, but on playback my laptop's fan is very loud on the audio, anybody got a good solution for this.
I reckon external USB Microphone will work, I'd appreciate any tips on a good Mic to purchase.
In regard to external USB mics, I hear a lot of good reports of the Blue range - http://bluemic.com/
There's also some potentially useful info (making use of external sound cards for example) in this thread - http://superuser.com/questions/358021/audio-recording-background-noise
Hope this helps.
I have a Blue Snowball USB microphone. It works well and from memory was a bit over $100. I've never used it for recording usability testing sessions, but it's quite a common choice for beginner podcasters (we use it for the UX Mastery podcast).