There’s no longer a need to have a smartphone to stream music.
A need product currently nearing its crowd sourcing campaign aims to cut the tether between smartphones and streaming music. And, based on response, it’s easy to assume many are looking forward to finally breaking that tie.
The Mighty currently has raised $242,000, just $8,000 shy of the $250,000 goal. The Kickstarter campaign is set to expire in a little more than a week.
“Lightweight, durable, and small enough to clip-on to any piece of clothing, it’s the perfect device for your active life. Mighty comes equipped with Bluetooth and WiFi, is compatible with iPhones and Androids, and can play 48 hours of music without any internet connection. All for under $80,” explains the product’s page.
The small, square device does, actually, require a smartphone, but not all the time. The idea is users simply sync the device with their phone and, through streaming service Spotify, include the music they want and then can head out – without a smartphone – to have music streamed while they’re running errands, working out or just on the go.
Despite its size, the Mighty lives up to its name as its durable construction can withstand being dropped, is resistant to sweat and weighs less than an ounce.
“Mighty doesn’t have a screen like other Android devices, so we built software that allows you to control Mighty using your smartphone as a Bluetooth remote control,” the campaign page explains. “Simply launch the Mighty mobile app, login to your Premium account, and make your playlists available for offline play using the familiar ‘Available Offline’ button. Instead of downloading the selected playlists to your phone, the songs are stored directly on Mighty. Songs are transferred with WiFi, so the sync process is super quick. It only takes a few minutes to sync hundreds of songs to Mighty.”
The product is expected to begin shipping this spring.