The Mighty: A Gadget That Nicely Replaces the Shuffle

I’d never heard of The Mighty until a number of people wrote that it was something Apple should have built. Instead, though, they killed the Shuffle on their way to getting out of the standalone music player business.

Too bad, because the Shuffle was great for working out, jogging or any other activity where all you want is a stream of music. At the same time, though, it was a digital player that required care and feeding: acquisition of digital files, playlist creation, syncing. Streaming was never part of the equation. Until the Mighty.

The Mighty allows you to listen to Spotify without having to drag along your phone.

As long as you have Spotify Premium (i.e. you can download tracks to be resident on your devices so you can listening offline), you can pair The Mighty to some Bluetooth earbuds/headphones and enjoy up to 1,000 songs. The battery is rated at five hours, too.

I might need one.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Mighty: A Gadget That Nicely Replaces the Shuffle

  • September 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    This sounds great, but I’m not a Spotify subscriber. I’m actually thinking of finally joining a streaming service, not sure to go with Apple or Spotify? I mainly use Apple products (macbook, iMac, iPhone) but I hear great things about Spotify. Alan, which streaming service do you use, Apple or Spotify? Thanks:)


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