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It didn’t seem that long ago when we marvelled at the convenience of bringing our entire music collection along with us in a portable device. Then came music streaming services like Spotify. With music streaming, we can all have a music catalogue with millions of songs on our smartphones. However, as our smartphones get larger due to the demand for larger displays, they get a little less portable compared to flash-based music players like the iPod Shuffle. If you have ever wished that you can listen to your Spotify playlists without needing your phone, the Mighty portable music player has got you covered.

Launched as a crowdfunding project, the Mighty is one of the rare projects that not only actually shipped a working product to its supporters but it also met most expectations. The premise behind this portable music player is simple, using an app, it connects to an iOS or Android smartphone and transfers your Spotify playlists to its built in storage. Hence, you can then leave your smartphone behind and just bring the Mighty with you when you want to listen to your music on-the-go. As the music is stored on the device itself, it doesn’t need a data connection.

The Mighty measures just 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches and weighs less than an ounce. It clips on to your clothing or bag strap using the built-in clip on its back. While it has a 3.5 mm earphone jack, it also supports wireless Bluetooth headphones. You can control music playback via the simple control buttons. If you have used an iPod Shuffle, you will feel right at home with the controls. The only difference is the addition of a Playlist button that switches between playlists.

The player does not have a display screen. However, this is not such a big disadvantage. When you switch between playlists, it uses a text-to-voice feature to read out your playlists. There is also a shuffle feature that you can access by long-pressing the playlist button. Not having a display also makes it more durable. It is also sweat proof and drop proof. Perfect for complimenting your active lifestyle.

The Mighty’s built-in storage can hold about 1,000 songs. Music files are transferred via WiFi. One of its best features is that it can be set to automatically update your playlists while you sleep. Mighty is available in black, white and orange.

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