Portable MP3 players are a dying breed these days. What was once a popular gadget a few years back is slowly fading away with its function replaced by smartphones. Samsung however still believes that there is a market for MP3 players and have recently released the Samsung Muse.
The Samsung Muse is a tiny MP3 player that has a twist to it. Instead of getting its music from your PC it instead syncs itself with your smartphone to get audio files. You will need to install a companion app on your Android device called the Muse Sync which you can download over at Google Play to manage the transfer process. You will be able to sync music by artist, album or playlist from your smartphone. Just make sure that the music file is physically present in your smartphone for it to be able to sync with the MP3 player.
Samsung said that the Muse is optimized to work with some of their smartphones which includes
- Samsung Galaxy Note II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
This MP3 player holds up to 4 GB worth of music content which it can play for 6 hours straight on a single charge. It supports various music formats such as MP3, WMA, OGG and FLAC.
Why is the company offering a separate MP3 player when a smartphone will do? The Muse is basically designed for those who love to listen to music while exercising. It would be bulky to bring along your Galaxy Note SII with you while you are doing your routines in the gym. A better alternative will be a small MP3 player that you can just clip on your clothing which is where this device comes in.