South Korean Electronics major Samsung on Friday introduced a pebble-shaped media player known as Galaxy Muse.
Galaxy Muse is now available for $49.99 on Samsung.com.
Samsung claims that Galaxy Muse shares several physical features and design aesthetics with the latest Galaxy smartphones, including the rounded, natural design and matching Pebble Blue and Marble White color scheme.
"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.
He further said the "Muse is the latest example of Samsung delivering another outlet for content consumption across the entire spectrum of consumer electronics."
The pebble shaped Galaxy Muse is a small, light weight MP3 player.
Key specifications of Galaxy Muse include:
- Galaxy Muse can play many audio formats such as MP3, WMA, FLAC, OCG etc.
- In order to connect the Galaxy Muse to smartphones, phones must have Android 3.0 or higher.
- Music player has three switches - Mode (shuffle/continuous play), On/Off/SoundAlive, and Hold. It also has front volume controls.
- Galaxy Muse can play music up to six hours.
- The pebble-shaped MP3 player connects to smartphone through a 3.5 mm-USB adapter.
- Storage: 4GB memory.
- Dimensions: 1.7x1.25x0.5 inches.
- Weight: 13.8 g.
- LED status indicator.
- The music player is available in Pebble Blue and Marble White colours.
In order to sync Galaxy Muse to the smartphone, users have to install 'Muse Sync app' in their phones. Buyers can click here to download the app.
The app is currently available for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 devices only.
Galaxy Muse is seen as a competitor to Apple's iPod Shuffle music player. For now, sales number in the Christmas holiday season would decide which among the two MP3 player people prefer.
Galaxy Muse is currently released only in US. There is no update regarding when the MP3 player would be released in other markets across the world.