Mighty Says:

Mighty plays your Spotify music on-the-go without a smartphone. Enjoy your workouts, commutes, and adventures without worrying about bulky phones, data overages, and battery drain. Mighty is Bluetooth and WiFi enabled, supports wired and most Bluetooth headphones and speakers, has 1,000+ song storage, and is super durable and super clip-on. It’s pretty cool.

For more info visit: www.bemighty.com 

Tkb Says:

Subscription based music streaming has quickly overtaken iTunes and single song purchases, and since then our iPods have been stuck in the past. We’ve been waiting for a Spotify enabled ‘iPod’ and it’s finally here. Easy music transfer for kiteboarders on-the-go; pull up to the beach, sync your Mighty with Spotify via Bluetooth on your phone, then hit the water with a playlist of new tunes. We’ve been riding with waterproof iPods for years but as iTunes becomes more irrelevant as we switch into a new platform of at-your-fingertips streamable music, we’ve found that our old iPods are quickly becoming outdated as we often forget to purchase new music and swap or update playlists from our computer at home before a kite session. In come’s Mighty, the first and only device that plays your streaming music, like Spotify, on-the-go without a smartphone. We’ve been looking for a music player that allows us to access Spotify and stream our music while out on the water but until Mighty, there hasn’t been an option for us kitesurfers as we’re not likely to attempt to take our smartphones on the water. Mighty is sweat and water resistant so we thought we’d give it a go.

Compared to the older generation iPod minis we’re used to using, the Mighty is substantially bulkier; not a problem for everyday use or working out, but we did notice the bulge against our chest when we stuffed it down our wetsuit. The controls are almost identical to that of an iPod shuffle so it was easy to functionally operate. It’s got a large play/pause button in the middle with volume and track selection buttons surrounding it and a playlist button on the upper right allows you to toggle through playlists. The buttons protrude from the device for easy click and selection and do not get stuck or sticky like iPods we have used in the past. The clip on the back of the Mighty allows you to attach it to your suit, but make sure to secure it with a necklace (kite line will work) so it doesn’t get swiped during action and float into the depths of the ocean.

In the box comes your Mighty, a 9″ USB charging cable and a quick start guide. However, the guide didn’t provide us with enough info to get started so we headed over to the Mighty Setup page here: https://bemighty.com/pages/setup-page.

To get music onto the Mighty, you download the Android or iOS app, set up an account and run through a setup process of connecting to Mighty, adding the device to your Wi-Fi network and logging into Spotify — all of which was a quick and easy setup for us.

Once you’ve got your Mighty all set up and connected to your phone, it’s just a matter of syncing your playlists to the device, however, we did notice that this happens at a relatively slow rate. Nonetheless, once your music is synced, the device is pretty great. It’s capable of holding 1,000 songs, has up to 5 hours of battery life and most importantly, it allows you to take your Spotify playlists with you anywhere… even out on the water. We do want to note that this device is NOT WATERPROOF, it is, however, water resistant and sweatproof, so unless you’re incredibly confident in your abilities not to get this device wet, you’re an advanced foiler who never falls or you’re just hopping on a SUP for a mellow evening flatwater session, we suggest you wait for the waterproof version of Mighty that is currently in the works. Until then, grab this device for your dryland workouts and adventures while disconnecting from your phone while still streaming your favorite playlists.

For more info on the Mighty visit: www.bemighty.com