Threw away my cell phone recently as I felt as though it was dominating my life. I've been wanting to disconnect for a while now, but my love for music has always prevented me. The mighty vibe offered the perfect solution - connection to my spotify account and bluetooth headphones with a light/portable device that still allows me to stay disconnected from all the apps, notifications, location tracking, etc. I particularly love the old school ipod-nano like design of not including a screen. Setting up the device was simple enough, although it is a bit ironic and self-defeating to require a phone to set up a device intended to let you break away from your phone. In the future I hope this is achievable through a laptop. Bluetooth connection was a bit spotty as first until I worked out the correct protocol: turn on device, wait 20-30 seconds, open airpods case, take out headphones and keep case open until you hear both the airpod connection sound as well as the Vibe connection sound then close case and play music. It seems like there is a strange bug that sometimes occur, where 5-15s into playing music the connection drops and the whole process must be started over again (turn off device, wait 20-30s, repeat startup). This is only on occasion though, otherwise after 5-15s of starting to play music, the current song might skip a beat but then connection continues and all is well. While these specifics are a bit annoying, overall I am thoroughly enjoying the simplicity of the device and the ability to continue listening to all my spotify music/playlists without a phone.
Easy to load the Playlists. Easy to connect my Bluetooth headphones. Once setup it works seamlessly. Headphones reconnect automagically every time. Love it all around.
The best device for improving mood that encourages better performance on long bike rides. Now I can delegate battery consumption from my phone. Easily pairs with my bluetooth bone-conduction earphones.