The Big Mic Ball has been created by North East production management and audio visual company, Big Purple Productions, and has removed the need to pass around a hand held microphone.
And the success of the invention, which the company initially created to combat its own challenges for microphone use in a large audience, has led to sales across the globe.
The Big Mic Ball is a soft ball made from foam which houses a radio microphone, which can be thrown into an audience without fear of damage.
It was dreamed up by Big Purple director, Eddie McKay, who wanted to find a solution to the clunky practice of having to hand a mic around.
“We were just sick of doing it and it could also interrupt the flow of an event if you had a big audience,” he said.
“So I decided to create a solution which would work and had some novelty value as well.”
The mic ball, which is made of the same material as a stress ball, is now being imported to 13 countries around the world and the company is looking at other options such as a rugby ball shape.
“We are able to brand them up for clients if required as well and can produce them in a variety of colours,” said Ed.
“We’ve found a simple and highly effective solution to a problem, which works perfectly and gives an added wow factor to an event.”