Samsung on Friday announced that it's now selling a brand new accessory for the Galaxy S III and and the Galaxy Note II that allows you to bring your music collection wherever you go, even without your smartphone. Sounds like a standard MP3 player, right? Well, sort of.
The Galaxy Muse is indeed an MP3 player, but you can load it up with 4GB of music directly from your Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II. You don't need to hook it up to a PC at all – just download and install Samsung's Muse Sync app from Google Play and hook it up using the included USB to 3.5mm headphone jack. Then you can head off to the gym, or a run, and leave your bulky smartphone behind.
It's a neat idea, and the Galaxy Muse is already on sale now for $49.99 from Samsung's website.
SAMSUNG MOBILE LAUNCHES GALAXY MUSE – PORTABLE AND POWERFUL MUSIC ACCESSORY
New device expands Galaxy sharing capabilities with music management directly from a smartphone
DALLAS — December 7, 2012 — Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) – the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States and a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide1 – is giving Galaxy™ smartphone users in the United States an amazing new way to enjoy music on the go called Galaxy Muse™. Coupled with the Muse Sync Android™ app, Samsung is providing Galaxy S® III and Galaxy Note® II owners an innovative new way of syncing music that frees them from their PC2.
Galaxy Muse is a small, lightweight MP3 player that shares several physical features and design aesthetics with the latest Galaxy smartphones, including a rounded, natural design and matching Pebble Blue and Marble White color scheme. In addition, Galaxy Muse provides users up to six hours of play time, 4 GB of memory, and rich, spacious sound quality thanks to Samsung SoundAlive® optimized audio technology. With SoundAlive, users notice deeper bass and enhanced tone when listening to their favorite songs, as SoundAlive intelligently adjusts sound quality and clarity.
Users can get their music on the Galaxy Muse by simply downloading the Muse Sync app from the Google Play™ marketplace or Samsung Apps. After connecting Galaxy Muse to the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II via the included connector cable (USB to 3.5mm headset jack), users can sync the songs they want and leave their phone behind. Due to its wearable design and small form factor, users can take Muse along in place of their smartphone as a portable music player at the gym or on the go. Galaxy Muse also comes equipped with a durable, built-in clip for attaching the device to a shirt or pocket, so it's wearable and offers the convenience of hands-free listening. Within this compact and clean design, Muse offers enough capacitive controls to become a user's primary music player. Skip, shuffle, pause, or go back and listen to your favorite song again and again.
"The Galaxy Muse expands the Samsung Galaxy product portfolio to offer music on-the-go in a compact and lightweight player, with songs shared directly from our award-winning smartphones," said Kevin Packingham, chief product officer at Samsung Mobile. "Muse is the latest example of Samsung delivering another outlet for content consumption across the entire spectrum of consumer electronics."
Galaxy Muse is available in Pebble Blue and MarbleWhite for $49.99 at Samsung.com. The Samsung Muse Sync mobile application is available free from Samsung Apps and the Google Play marketplace. For more information on Galaxy Muse, go to http://www.samsung.com/us/
Galaxy Muse Technical Specifications
· Audio Codec: MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG
· Dimensions: 1.7 x 1.25 x 0.5 inches
· Weight: 13.8g
· Play time: Up to 6 hours3
· Storage: 4 GB
· OS Requirements: Android™ 3.0 or higher
· Muse Sync App downloadable via Google Play and Samsung Apps
· Three switches: Mode (shuffle or continuous play), On/Off/SoundAlive, and Hold
· Front volume controls
· LED status indicator
1 Samsung Mobile is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Marketshare, Q3 2012. Samsung Electronics Company is the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share by Region: Q3 2012.
2Galaxy Muse is compatible with the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note® and Galaxy S® II smartphones.
3 Play time will vary based on type of phone configured with and usage patterns. Formatted capacity may be less than what is indicated.
Samsung, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Muse and SoundAlive are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.
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