Mighty Spotify player is a streaming Shuffle
Jogging with your phone attached to you can be a bit meh, especially if you’re at the gym and don’t need your phone for emergency calls.
So, what to do? Well, you could get an iPod Shuffle or do what a team consisting of Samsung, Qualcomm and MOG alums did and created Mighty.
The iPod Shuffle-sized device allows you to listen to Spotify playlists without having to carry your phone. All you have to do is fire up the companion app, sync those offline playlists to the gadget via Bluetooth or WiFi and you’re good to go.
The 1.5-inch square device clips easily onto clothing or accessories. It’s drop- and water-resistant, holds up to 48 hours of music on a 2GB flash drive, has five hours of playback per charge, and uses an Android base to run the official Spotify app in the background, only instead of a screen, you use the physical buttons for control.
The on-board controls handle all of the usual tasks: track skipping, volume adjustments and play/pause. There’s a tiny button in the top corner that allows you to scroll through playlists. How do you know which one you’re on? Mighty reads the name of the list so you’re not left guessing or waiting for the first song to start.
Inside the Mighty app, you can pair the device with your phone and manage which playlists are synced. When the time comes to make changes, the app sends you over to Spotify but keeps a header across the top of the screen to display memory space and sync status.
Mighty is live on Kickstarter for those willing to pitch in at the crowdfunding stage. A pledge of $79 will get you one, or $70 if you’re quick. They’ll ship in November should the campaign be successful.