S.L.: Lauren, I want to make that recommendation second. It’s been a hell of a year for Jean Smart who’s ahead Hex. So she was inside Mer of Easttown. You know, Delco outside of Philadelphia, and its performance is incredible.

L.G.: Yes, it’s the chef’s kiss, very good. Mike, what is your recommendation?

M.C.: I recommend a gadget and it’s not a new gadget, it’s the kind of old gadget that’s around, I think it’s about four years. I am holding it in my hand, it is called Mighty Vib. It’s an audio dio player, it’s about the size of an iPod shuffle.

L.G.: It looks like an iPod.

M.C.: Square iPod Shuffle. Basically it’s the iPod Shuffle for Spotify. You connect it to an app on your phone and you sync it to your Spotify account and then you download your Spotify playlists to this item and then you clip it to your shirt and then you either plug in a Bluetooth headphone or an old school plug-in. In-headphones and listen to your music wherever you go. So it’s like the iPod Shuffle but it’s basically synced to Spotify. It’s something I’ve really wanted for a long time and it turned out and I never got one. There was a kick in the fee here and now when we come back to the weekly fee a few days a week, I got it and I came, oh, I should try this. It’s especially cool if you’re a runner or if you do a lot of hiking and stuff and you like to do it away from the internet and go to the grid because it’s an offline flying device.

It doesn’t connect to the Spotify until you connect the phone to your device at home and you’re on Wi-Fi and then it syncs all the music and then you can take it offline. So I clip this on my running shorts when I go on the run and then I have music and I don’t have to bring my phone with me when I go out. So that’s $ 110, which is a lot, and I should warn you that it’s spoiled. So it takes a while for it to work properly, it can’t connect to both of your headphones, you have to try several different pairs of it to work, but once you get it working, then just set it up and forget about it. Go and you can just clip it and press the button and go so my recommendation, Mighty Vib.

L.G.: I’m watching it right now. Can i see it She is super cute.

S.L.: If you terminate your Spotify subscription, will it still work?

M.C.: I think it does. I think if you delete the app right now and then all the music stays on the device and you don’t sync it again, it will just continue playing all the files.

L.G.: You know what it reminds me of? It reminds me, I don’t know if you remember Pebble, I think shortly before that edit happened, I wrote something called Core that I wrote about.

S.L.: Yes, I know, I wrote about it.

L.G.: I went to their offices in New York City. And it was built for runners, it was a GPS assistant for runners. And it might be a little bigger, I think, but the same.

M.C.: Yes. So yes, they’re still different even though the iPod Shuffle is still around. OK. This week it’s our show, everyone should read Steven’s dispatches from the Blue Origin launch in Van Horn, Texas. You can find it at WIRED.com. Steven, thanks for coming back to the show.

S.L.: Oh, I really loved it.

M.C.: And thank you for listening. If you have feedback you can find us all on Twitter, just check out the show notes. The show is produced by Boon Ashworth. Goodbye, we’ll be back next week.

[Gadget Lab outro theme music plays]


More great wire stories