Summary: Audio technology is not my forte, so I figured this microphone with its miniplug would work with my MacBookPro. Apple advertises it prominently on its website and has been skewered by customers who found that it does not work without being first plugged into a mixer or device such as iMic.
I did a lot of on-line research and still missed the mark.
Summary: This dynamic microphone is very good for its value. It came with a tripod desk stand which is perfect for singing and playing acoustic guitar at my computer. Great sound even though it is a bit quiet. This product comes with a cable with a female XLR going into the mic and a 1/8" end. You can plug the 1/4" adapter included with to extend the possibilities.
I had to go to the local music shop to pick up an male XLR adapter to plug this into my Line 6 Toneport UX2.