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.
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.
You'll find the Galaxy Muse on Samsung.com; the Android app is available in Google Play and Samsung Apps.