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Download Now: iLounge Buyers’ Guide 2005




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As promised, iLounge is proud to announce the immediate availability of its new Buyers’ Guide (Spring/Summer 2005) for free download from the links above and below. It contains exclusive first looks at new accessories such as Griffin Technology’s iTripLCD and Alfa Romeo’s 147 iPod Kit, as well as several major new must-see features:

  • The New Lounge: Get your first look at our redesigned web site, coming soon!
  • The Beginners’ Guide to iPod: If you’ve been thinking of buying an iPod, or trying to convince a friend to join the revolution, this is the place to start. We tackle every question you might have, then introduce you to the worlds of iPod accessories and the people who love them: members of the iLounge community.
  • Sneak Peeks: An unparalleled look at the future of the iPod, with pages full of upcoming car accessories, Bluetooth accessories, new cases, and much, much more.
  • Music!: A look at maximizing your iPod listening experience, with a guide to some of the world’s most famous iPod parties.

And, of course, we reveal the winners of our Cover Contest and 100-Word Story Contest, in addition to providing a comprehensive new reviews section that’s even easier to use than before. By reader demand, the Guide contains an updated report card of the over 300 iPod-related products that have been reviewed by iLounge, and features even more of the incredible art and photography of iLounge readers from around the world.

For the unfamiliar, iLounge’s Buyers’ Guide is a complete, magazine-style guide to everything iPod and iLounge, with trustworthy previews and reviews of the very best iPod accessories, guides to getting free iPod software and support, and much, much more. As before, the Buyers Guide is a totally free download. Instead of asking our readers to cough up $6 to buy the Guide in a store, we are providing it for free online and taking mass advantage of file-sharing networks to spread it around the world.

We’ve designed two versions of the Guide - one for viewing on your computer, and one that lets you print only the pages you want and use them when shopping for iPod accessories. We are making the viewable version available for download via the link above, and will provide a copy of the printable version to any person who is willing to host it on a mirror site and/or share the file on a major file-sharing network. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for a copy of the printable version if you are willing to host or share the file with others. We will post mirror links in the comments thread below.

The Buyers’ Guide is only possible thanks to the support of our awesome readers and loyal advertisers:


Please use the link below to Tell A Friend or three about the new Buyers’ Guide 2005. And please do your part to share the Guide on your file-sharing network of choice - that’s all we ask.

We hope you enjoy the Guide!

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Thanks.  I look forward to reading it.

Posted by thesire on March 28, 2005 at 1:03 PM (CST)


Wow, nice work!  The Sneak Peaks were excellent.  This guide is even better than the last one.

Posted by OrangeWhip on March 28, 2005 at 1:41 PM (CST)


nice work, dang spotted a typo, on the second page in the caption about the cover it says the spring/summer 2004 buyers guide

Posted by Enigma on March 28, 2005 at 1:52 PM (CST)


I love it! I can’t wait for the next guide! Thanks for including my iPod story also!

Posted by johnnyb on March 28, 2005 at 2:02 PM (CST)


Looks Great! Jeremy could you post a download link to the printable version here? I would apprecaite it!

Posted by AppleFreak on March 28, 2005 at 2:06 PM (CST)


Score!!! Runner up in the cover contest. Thanks so much guys! I cant wait for the wireless remote! The guide is nice. its gonna be a nice read!

Posted by LupinIII in Illinois on March 28, 2005 at 2:27 PM (CST)


We’ll post links to the mirrors as soon as we have them. We’ve already been contacted by people to put the Guide on EDonkey, Bittorrent and other servers. But we want more, so please contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you can mirror or host.

Hope you guys enjoy the Guide!

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on March 28, 2005 at 2:56 PM (CST)


/ link to printable version

Posted by Tyler on March 28, 2005 at 4:04 PM (CST)


Fantastic as expected.  Many thanks to all who worked on putting this together!  Thanks iPod Lounge!!

Posted by glockster in U.S. on March 28, 2005 at 6:16 PM (CST)


Torrent mirror of the printable version:

Posted by Evil Timmy in Hong Kong on March 28, 2005 at 7:28 PM (CST)


Anyone else having trouble printing the guide? I am using a color laser printer however about 25% of the pictures come out with a yellow shading on them.

Anyone else getting this?

Posted by AppleFreak on March 28, 2005 at 8:21 PM (CST)


iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005 now mirrored at my blog,

Direct PDF Link:

Posted by Ink Noise on March 28, 2005 at 10:34 PM (CST)


Can’t wait to print it out and read it. I have been waiting for this release with a lot of eagerness. Even made a note in my calendar.

Posted by cyberprince in Philippines on March 28, 2005 at 11:09 PM (CST)


Really really nice. I love the sneek peaks. There should be a page about cables though (USB2.0, FW400, FW800, Combo).

Posted by Wuddel on March 29, 2005 at 2:11 AM (CST)


Fantastic! great buyer’s guide & even better than the last one… Keep it up!

Posted by gr on March 29, 2005 at 4:24 AM (CST)


Who won the contests?

Posted by TheCritic in Mumbai,India. on March 29, 2005 at 4:37 AM (CST)


The guide is fantastic.  Great job.

Posted by honeybee1236 on March 29, 2005 at 7:47 AM (CST)


Nice book. I just got it last night, but just like the last one, you put 2 consecutive 8.5x11 pages on an 11x17. Why would you do this? It makes hard to print it. If your going to put it on 11x17 then make it a signature book.

Posted by Dean R on March 29, 2005 at 8:55 AM (CST)



HOSTED on: (the top one)


Posted by HS-L in the Netherlands on March 29, 2005 at 11:38 AM (CST)


Hi everyone,
Playlist Club has a link to download the guide on its front pages, look for note dated 28:03:04.
It’s a great guide.
be seeing you

Posted by PlaylistClub in London, UK on March 29, 2005 at 1:07 PM (CST)

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