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Welcome, new iPod and accessory owners!

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Monday, December 25, 2006
Articles Categories: Features

Just received an iPod or a new iPod accessory? Looking for help picking iPod-related gear with your holiday gift certificates? Need some friendly advice from the world’s largest community of iPod and iTunes users? You’ve come to the right place.

Established in 2001 immediately after Apple announced the first iPod, iLounge is here to help you get the most out of your iPod, its accessories, and iTunes. Since the beginning, our staff has been dedicated to providing honest, impartial coverage of Apple’s portable media devices - we don’t sell iPod accessories or services, and focus our coverage on noteworthy products rather than forcing you to sift through pages of no-name junk.

Need iPod help? Start at the iLounge Library. We’ve created entirely free, downloadable guides to help you answer all of the biggest iPod questions, including The Free iPod Book 2.2 for all of your tutorial needs. Otherwise, the “Help!” bar at the top of the screen has all the links you’ll need. Simple, common questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section. You can find answers to more recent iPod questions - and pose questions to our staff - in our weekly Ask iLounge column. Dozens of tutorials are available in our iPod 101 & 201 sections, and there’s even an iPod Storage Calculator if you want to figure out how best to store music on your new iPod.

Need accessory help? If you’re looking to accessorize your iPod with currently available products, start with our free, downloadable 2007 iPod Buyers’ Guide. The best iPod accessories of the year are highlighted quickly and beautifully inside for your reference. Don’t mind hunting for the right option? Check out our ever-growing list of thousands of iPod accessory reviews, sorted neatly by category. Want to know what’s coming next year? We regularly publish the latest iPod accessory news from all across the industry. And a list of major vendors will help you find company contact information if you need sales assistance or customer service.

Want to meet other friendly people? Over 100,000 other iPod owners have joined the iLounge Forums, the world’s largest community of iPod fans. With well over 1 million posts, our Forums have answers to tens of thousands of questions, a place to talk about life outside the iPod, and much more.

Need music or other iPod-filling audio recommendations? In addition to our Free Music section and information on safe downloading, you can get music recommendations from the community, free live concert recordings, and podcast help here.

Enjoy your new iPod and accessories - we hope you find them as excellent and worthwhile as we have!

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1

Hi there, just got an 30gb Ipod from Santa ( I was a very good girl) and I love it, now I’d like to add some language software I’m off to Italy so would like to learn the language any suggestions ?
great site btw its been a big help thank you

Posted by angry mouse on December 29, 2006 at 4:57 PM (PDT)

2

iLingo (iLounge rating: B+) should be your first pick. Enjoy your new iPod!

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on December 29, 2006 at 8:29 PM (PDT)

3

Hi Jeremy, one more question and I’ll give you a rest for a while, users on here talk of having 5 generations Ipods what does this mean? how do I know what I have ?
thanks in advance

Posted by angry mouse on December 30, 2006 at 4:48 AM (PDT)

4

Generally, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for quick answers to questions like this. One FAQ, Which Generation of iPod do I have? (Identifying iPod models by generation), has the information you need.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on December 30, 2006 at 9:25 AM (PDT)

5

Thanks Jeremy

Posted by angry mouse on December 30, 2006 at 10:32 AM (PDT)

6

I just got an ipod nano 4gb and i downloaded itunes to my pc but the when i connected everything the ipod wouldn’t add a song that just purchased from itunes or any other songs that i wanted. it only added songs at random. :( any advise would be great, thanks.

Posted by goldyngun on December 31, 2006 at 5:35 PM (PDT)

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Hey everyone, I decided to get one of those video ipods and i’m having a huge debate within myself, wether i should get the 30GB or the 80GB one. I’m thinking bigger is better , but also could be a bit useless with so much space. So anyone , please share your opinions and experience with these kinds of ipods. Thanks.

Posted by holyvalentine on January 5, 2007 at 7:26 AM (PDT)

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Hello All,
I am a Proud owner of a new 8gb nano over Christmas, everything works great except for one quirk. At MIDNITE the unit will turn on with 2 audible chirps and sit in standby for several minutes. I have noticed this when it has been sitting on my bedstand at nite and BOTH my wife’s and my Ipod have done this at the same time. Whats up? how do I silence this? or do I should I be sure to put it in a drawer at nite?
just Curious.

Posted by Twildd on January 5, 2007 at 10:46 AM (PDT)

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