An affordable new gadget is the very first to let people listen to Spotify without the need for a smartphone.
Called ‘Mighty’, the diminutive gadget looks similar to an Apple iPod Shuffle, with the familiar black and green Spotify logo colours.
The device has its own app, which listeners use to sign into their Spotify account so that they can use the device instead of a smartphone to listen to their playlists - something that should prove handy for the gym.
The makers explain: “Mighty was born from our personal frustrations with exercising with our smartphones. Every member of our team has cracked their phone screen while exercising”.
Once synced up, the new gadget can be used to listen to playlists from the music streaming service without the need for a mobile phone or internet connection.
The Mighty works with wired or Bluetooth headphones and charges via micro USB with a claimed battery life of up to five hours.
There are simple controls for volume up and down, play/pause/power, skip forward and backwards, along with a separate playlist selector button.
The maker of the gadget - Mighty Audio - isn’t yet an official Spotify partner but has been in discussions with the music streaming platform about a possible collaboration in future.
Compatible with both Android and iOS, the 1.5-inch device is set to cost around $80 (£58).
The Mighty has just under a month to reach its $250,000 (£180,000) funding goal on Kickstarter, with more than $130,000 (£93,000) of pledges so far.
If the goal is reached, the maker hopes to get the first devices out in November.
Image credit: Mighty Audio