Remember iPods? Stand alone music players were all the rage just a few years ago, but now that technology seems ancient compared to music streaming services like Spotify. The only advantage that iPods and other MP3 players have over streaming devices is that you don’t need to carry a phone in order to enjoy music. That means they are great for people who like to work out, run, hike, etc. The disadvantage is that you have to buy individual tracks from iTunes or other sources and then sync them to the player. That can get expensive and tedious. But now there’s a new solution that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. It’s called Mighty, a small Bluetooth and WiFi enabled device that can play your Spotify playlists on the go. It can play 48 hours of music without your phone or even an internet connection. The device is drop and sweat resistant, clips to your clothes and can be used with wireless or wired headphones. Your Spotify music transfers to the Mighty device for offline listening. You’ll need to have a paid Spotify membership to use the Mighty. The campaign is seeking $250,000 and the Mighty device can be pre-ordered with a $80 pledge. If the project is successful, shipping is estimated for November. Visit Kickstarter for more info.
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