Mighty, the MP3 player that gives people access to Spotify, is selling for a discounted rate for a limited period of time.
According to a report in Mashable, Mighty – which typically sells for $85.00 – is going for a discounted rate of $79.99. The only MP3 device that enables people to access Spotify without a smartphone, the device works with a Spotify Premium account and is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, refreshing and syncing music every night. It also works with Bluetooth headsets and speakers, as well as wired headphones. Mighty is also drop-resistant and waterproof, and provides up to five hours of battery life, reported Mashable.
While Mighty is alluring to Spotify users, it may not be the only device on the market if the music streaming company has its way. As previously reported by The Verge and other media outlets, there have been some indications that the company has been working on devices that run the gamut of in-car controllers — or, as The Verge terms it, “a standalone player” that would be voice-controlled.
The Verge reported that some Spotify customers said they received offers within the app for a device that would be part of a $12.99 monthly subscription. The subscription price, totaling $155 annually, would cover both the music service and the hardware. That device, according to the publication, “has a circular design with physical buttons for track controls and shuffle, plus an LED running around the outside in Spotify’s signature green.”
Another data point: Still another Spotify subscriber showed The Verge a different $14.99 pricing option, with support tied to Amazon’s Alexa. In other cases, the company offered details that included 4G mobile data, with the implication of functionality independent of a smartphone.