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Samsung Galaxy Muse – $50 MP3 Player That Pairs Perfectly With Your Galaxy Device

Today, Samsung is launching the Galaxy Muse, a 4GB MP3 player that pairs up your with Galaxy S3 or Note 2, syncs music, then allows you to leave your phone behind as you go for a jog. For easy syncing, Samsung released an application that allows for connection between the devices, so you can just take your phone’s music and throw it on the Muse, which saves you from hooking it up to a PC. Thank God. 

It comes in both the pebble blue and white colors for perfect matching to your device for just $50. It’s a neat little device and can be purchased straight from the Samsung website.

Interested?

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 $59.99 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
  • Detonation

    Looks nice but I’ll stick with my Sansa Clip+. Syncing music via a PC isn’t really a big deal for me.

  • DJyoSNOW

    What about the gps app, tracking factor? Leave my phone behind, when I want to foursquare my location or take a quick picture, sorry I’m beyond …(insert word)…for my phone and beats. (DNA)

  • spunker88

    I’ll just keep using my Sandisk Sansa which easily syncs with my phone by simply swapping a microSD card.

  • Nayners

    Probably not compatible with my Nexus 4, I’m assuming. Too bad.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Why no Galaxy Nexus support? What a jip.

  • zepfloyd

    +1 for FLAC support. Meh for everything else.

  • PLL

    Argh. Wouldn’t this be infinitely better if they had just included an accelerometer and gave you both music and fitness type syncing?

  • J Davis

    It amazes me how people are so quick to label something useless just because they don’t have a place for it in their daily lives. If this is not for you don’t by it and continue to strap your huge, by comparison, SIII to your arm.

  • LewisSD

    I like the idea, but couldn’t they have made this with something other than plastic as wells as some physical buttons? Plus I like to track my runs with runtastic.

  • trixnkix637

    They have armbands made for working out with the S3. This seems to me like a way for Samsung to make some extra Xmas money.

    It’s very much the difference between between carrying an iPhone and an iPod. is there really a need for both if you already have the phone equivalent?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234213409 Andrew Contreras

      This is for people who don’t like to strap a behemoth of a device to their arms. The S3 is fine as a smartphone, not so much as a workout MP3 player.

  • http://twitter.com/tfk232 Carli W.

    $24.99 plus tax and shipping w/ coupon code rE156940u

    • dsnotgood

      THANK YOU! this worked. Still debating on buying it though.

    • r0lct

      It’s now back in stock and they “fixed” it do the coupon doesn’t work!

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Id much rather spend $300 on a iPod that does half as much

    • michael arazan

      Like the ipod it should of had a feature to connect to portable speakers instead of earbuds only. Maybe the plug for earbuds might connect to a portable stereo speaker.
      It should of had bluetooth to listen to in the car and wireless portable speakers.

      • a.youth.in.Asia

        If it did all that it would be running Android, not iOS.

        iOS = for simpletonistic iSheep
        Android = for smarter people that like choice

  • http://bit.ly/TylerHilliard Tyler Hilliard

    Will this work with music from Google Play Music or only Samsung’s media hub (or whatever it is called)?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Why?

  • Corey Hine

    hmm if it’s confirmed to work w/ the GNex (don’t see why it wouldn’t) this might be a last minute addition to my Christmas list…

  • QQpayne

    If this only works with the 2 phones Samsung is killing there sales opportunity. If it was for all android 4.0+ then they would have a much more viable product here. Hopefully this with be open to more devices in the future.

    • Shane Milton

      I’d buy this if it worked with any Jelly Bean device.

      • NexusPhan69

        I’d buy it if it works with any 4.2 Jelly Bean device.

  • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

    According to the app page on Google Play, the Samsung Muse Sync app is compatible with all my Android devices. GNex, RAZR, even the Xyboard. I may have to look into this.

  • chris

    why is the gnex not listed as a compatible device

  • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubmasterflex

    This would be an instant buy for me if they could add Spotify to the service compatibility list!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Bell/750747288 Nick Bell

      This.. I use spotify for everything now.. I would totally use a device like this, but I am not willing to switch to GMusic to do so..

  • Trey Mitchell

    but but why would I not take my phone with me when going for a jog?

    • Shane Milton

      Because many people have had their phones ruined from sweat. Also, what if you’re at the gym lifting weights where your phone could easily be crushed, fall out of your pockets or something?

      • trixnkix637

        They have armbands for the S3 that prevent damage from and would prevent damage from stupidly dropping a weight on your phone. This seems to me like a way for Samsung to make some extra Xmas money.

        • hkklife

          Yup, for the price of this sucker I’ll just get a nice GSIII-specific sports arm band and some BT stereo headphones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Bell/750747288 Nick Bell

      Because I have broken 5 phones from riding my bike with phones..

      • fixxmyhead

        damn u must be really retarded or something. u would think that u would of learned your lesson after the first or second one. sorry but u are.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234213409 Andrew Contreras

          I’m going to assume YOU are retarded too. Since your grammar is so horrible! YOU think YOU WOULD’VE learned your lesson in school after 12+ years. I’m sorry but YOU are…

          • fixxmyhead

            seriously? cuz i use some short abbreviations. ugh no one cares except for the few grammar weirdos like u ( i dont know who made it a trend to correct peoples grammar on the internet.what do u get out of it anyways). why should i type out “you” when i can just use one letter its much easier and faster. yes even that millionth second matters to me

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234213409 Andrew Contreras

            I don’t know who made it a trend to type like a retarded 12 year old girl. But its become an epidemic!

          • fixxmyhead

            its just easier. why do i want to do something extra that equals the same if im not gonna get anything out of it. u and you, same thing unless ur too stupid to realize it (yea i did it again). ugh why the f*ack am i even bothering with this. u may think im retarded but at the end of the day im not the retard who has broken 5 phones with his bike and hasn’t learned his lesson

          • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

            Respect isn’t “nothing”. Just saying.

    • Cesar Castro

      Because its a big @$$ phone!. I Hate running with my gs3

  • ddh819

    How does it work? The headphone jack is also a usb port?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25802390 Michael Sullivan

    i love this idea, makes me wish i had a S3 or note2.. would this work on a galaxy nexus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    Leave my phone behind?! Never!!

  • EraserXIV

    I see an interesting opportunity for NFC to be implemented somehow in this…

    • hfoster52

      Bandwidth issue?

      • Trey Mitchell

        usually you would use nfc to establish and trade connection info and do the rest over bluetooth

        • EraserXIV

          Yes that’s exactly what I was thinking

  • http://twitter.com/Shemanigans TJ

    Are those Apple’s old ear phone design, complete with 3 dimples? Sigh.

    • JoshGroff

      Look again, it’s 4. ;)

      • ERIC REED

        I have the new Apple ear buds and they are just as bad as the old batch. They seem to be the one thing apple really sucks at…

        • JoshGroff

          I was only talking about the dimples.

    • Greyhame

      First thing I noticed too. Samsung sure has some minerals after what they’ve been accused of.

  • Dustin Wen

    They should make something like this for Google Play Music

    • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubmasterflex

      What do you mean? This device IS compatible with Google Music, unfortunately you have to actually download chosen music to your phone before it can be ported to the player :(

      • Usty

        Google Music is not really compatible. You have to physically put the songs on your phone – even marking them for offline listening doesn’t get them to sync with this. I may buy it because i like it better than an ipod shuffle and it syncs with my phone if i do put music on it.

        • Prox

          How to use a Muse:

          http://www.samsung.com/us/system/consumer/accessory/yp/w1/na/ypw1nawsta/MuseCompatibilityGuide.pdf

          Google™ Music:
          Today, there is no established way to download .mp3 or any other type of music file onto your device through your phone via the Google Music application. Storing a song for offline listening is not the same as downloading the file. Google may choose to update this in the future, but that option is not currently allowed through their app. To get music purchased via Google Play™ to your Muse, follow the instructions below:
          1) Go to https://play.google.com/music on your computer and sign in using your Google Account.
          2) Click Songs, Artists, Albums or Genres in the left navigation bar to sort through your music collection.
          3) On each song, there is a triangle in the bottom right corner of the cell with the song name. Click the triangle and select download from the drop menu to save the music files to your computer. You can also select multiple songs to download them all at once.
          4) Plug your phone into your computer via USB and copy and paste the music file from the location in which you saved your music file(s) on your computer to your device’s “Music” folder in internal storage. You can use Samsung Kies to manage videos, photos, music and more on your computer and sync media with your handset over the air as opposed to via USB Cable.

        • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubmasterflex

          Echo…Echo… (…unfortunately you have to actually download chosen music to your phone before it can be ported to the player :( )

  • http://twitter.com/NebulaOcton NebulaOcton

    Not my year old Gnexus though…

    • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

      You can download the app to the GNEX. I would think it woukd work.

  • http://www.iundco.de/ Peer Linder

    What’s the difference to S Pebble?

    • hfoster52

      Its the same thing just renamed.