Samsung has announced the U.S. availability of its Galaxy S music companion device, called the Galaxy Muse. Think of the Muse like an iPod shuffle (at least in size and the fact that it has a built on clip) that can sync with your Galaxy S III or Note II. The Muse is a standalone MP3 player, that can provide up to 6 hours of music and features 4GB of internal storage. The Muse also utilizes Samsung’s own SoundAlive audio technology, with allows users to hear reach deep base and enhanced sound quality.
The Muse is unique, in that you don’t need to connect to a PC to transfer songs onto its internal storage. Users can simply download the Muse sync app via the Google Play store onto their Galaxy S III or Note II. Once downloaded, users connect the Muse to their Galaxy device via a USB to 3.5mm headphone jack cable and transfer over all their favorite music.
The Galaxy Muse is now available via Samsung.com and comes in two colors, Pebble Blue and Marble White, just like the Galaxy S III and costs only $49.99. If you want more information on the Muse, the official press release is attached below.
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/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/YP-W1NAL/STA.
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