Samsung’s latest Galaxy announcement, the pebblelike Galaxy Muse, is a stylish $50 media player that attempts to divert some of the iPod zeitgeist to Samsung’s flagship phones.
Plug it into the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3, and the Galaxy Muse syncs with the smartphone, so you can access just your music without bringing the entire phone with you on a jog.
Available in the familiar Pebble Blue and Marble White options, the Galaxy Muse offers 4GB of storage and delivers up to 6 hours of music playback. While it might be easy to dismiss it as just another MP3 player, Samsung’s device is enhanced by a dedicated Android application - Muse Sync Android - that lets you sync music without the aid of a PC. The Galaxy Muse connects to either the GS3 or the Note 2 through a USB-to-3.5mm headset jack.
Thanks to a tiny, smooth form factor, the Galaxy Muse clips onto a pocket or shirt sleeve for music on the go. Much like your standard media device, the Samsung player offers playback control such as shuffle, skip, and going back.