Here’s a new device that can unshackle your Spotify music from the confines of your smartphone.
It’s called the Mighty, it costs $86, and it can store up to 1,000 songs from your playlists in Spotify.
There’s a reason why so few devices can do this. (Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch is another example.) Spotify won’t allow just anyone to play its music library outside the mobile app. Thankfully for Mighty, Spotify has deemed it a suitable partner, and the device is fully endorsed by the music streaming giant.
It’s one of those things you don’t realize is a problem until you want to leave your smartphone at home and listen to the music you’ve accumulated on Spotify. Anyone who’s ever thought that their smartphone was a burden during a workout or other activity will immediately see the Mighty’s value.
To use Mighty, you’ll need Spotify’s paid Premium service, which costs $9.99 per month. You’ll also need to realize that it works entirely from your saved playlists. You won’t be able to stream music on demand like you can using Spotify on your smartphone or computer because the Mighty doesn’t have WiFi or a cellular data connection. With that in mind, it might be time to start making some playlists if you haven’t already.
Check out the Mighty:
The Mighty Audio is a tiny device that lets you listen to your Spotify playlists without your smartphone.
It’s similar to the extinct iPad Nano, except it’s for your Spotify music instead of your iTunes music.
Before you can do that, however, you need to sync it with the Mighty app on your mobile device, which lets the Mighty download your Spotify playlists into its built-in storage.
It was incredibly easy to set up the Mighty and link it with my Spotify Premium account through the mobile app.