Samsung Muse is a $50 MP3 player that syncs with Galaxy smartphones

Most Android smartphones make decent MP3 players. They have long battery life, enough storage for at least a few albums of music, and headphone jacks. What more do you need?

How about something thinner and lighter which won’t drain your phone’s battery and which has dedicated playback buttons? Enter the Samsung Muse.

Samsung Muse

The Muse is basically a tiny MP3 player with 4GB of storage. Those are a dime a dozen these days… but Samsung’s version costs $50.

Samsung justifies the price tag by letting you sync music from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

You just hook up the Muse to your smartphone with the supplied cable, download the Muse Sync app from the Google Play Store, and run it to select which songs you want to transfer.

The Samsung Muse gets up to 6 hours of battery life and features a clip that lets you wear it while running or doing something else where you might not want to take your phone with you.