By Alexandra Burlacu | Oct 23, 2012 12:06 PM EDT
Samsung has finally launched its S Pebble music companion accessory, and the device is ready for shipping starting with the company's home market of South Korea.
Samsung first introduced its new S Pebble Music Player back in May, alongside the flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone. Six months later, the music companion is finally out and ready to ship for a 79,000 Won (roughly $70) price tag.
Samsung came up with the S Pebble Music Player concept in a bid to provide a companion music player able to accept music directly from a smartphone, rather than requiring users to attach it to a PC.
The device does not feature Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity, but users can transfer music from their Galaxy S3 onto the S Pebble Music Player via the included micro USB cable. Users who prefer or need to connect the Music Player to a PC can do so as well, as Samsung has also provided an extra cable to hook up the device directly to a computer and transfer music.
Other than its interesting design, the Samsung S pebble Music Player is virtually as simple as it gets. It packs 4GB of internal storage space, supports MP3, WMA, OGG, and FLAC files, and its battery should last for up to 17 hours of audio playback. The music companion also features a metal clip for easy attachment to a bag or clothes, and packs Sound Alive software.
The tiny gadget weighs just 0.03 pounds and measures 1.28 x 1.70 x 0.52 inches, and comes in matching colors to its Galaxy S3 smartphone host, which means that the S Pebble YP-W1 MP3 player is available in either Pebble Blue or Marble White color options.
Samsung touted its new gadget as a music companion for runners, allowing them to listen to the music on their phones without having to carry their smartphone around when going for a run. Despite being touted for runners, the S Pebble Music Player is only that: a music player. It lacks any GPS or pedometer functionality.
Samsung has announced the S Pebble Music Player for South Korea for now, but has not released any information regarding worldwide availability.
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