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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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iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005 is now mirrored at .

La iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005 è ora disponibile in mirroring su .


Posted by on March 29, 2005 at 3:06 PM (CST)


Absolutely beautiful job on the Buyer’s Guide.  You guys did an awesome job ~ congratulations!!

Posted by Carrie@Marware on March 29, 2005 at 3:15 PM (CST)


Awesome!! I am just now opening it.

is the “printable” version have higher quality images?  (bigger filesize)  ?


Posted by iPod Dance in VA on March 29, 2005 at 4:02 PM (CST)


(sorry for double post)
My cover got in there!! page 50 bottom right! Thanks iPodLounge!

Posted by iPod Dance in VA on March 29, 2005 at 4:41 PM (CST)


Both the Screen & Print versions can be found at

Thanks iPod Lounge for providing this great resource free of charge and we’re happy to help out distributing.

AUSOM Incorporated - Australia’s Leading Apple Macintosh User Group

Posted by AUSOM Incorporated in Melbourne, Australia on March 29, 2005 at 7:16 PM (CST)


Hey! Really cool!
You can off course download it from my web site!

Quick download :

Posted by Drake Dave in on March 29, 2005 at 11:12 PM (CST)


this guide is perfect for me, having just bought a discounted 4G 40Gb ipod and needing to buy a case and car accessories.  thank so much to all involved!

Posted by boochydog in lawrence, ks on March 30, 2005 at 9:47 AM (CST)


Quick download printable version here:

Posted by EChambers in Michigan on March 30, 2005 at 12:36 PM (CST)


Also mirrored at Slackers Guild:

Posted by Nastard on March 30, 2005 at 1:19 PM (CST)


iPod Cases also has a mirror for the iPodlounge buyers guide

Download it from direct link

Posted by ipod cases in New Zealand on March 30, 2005 at 4:39 PM (CST)


While I thought that was a pretty good buyers guide, why on earth is Iskin’s Duo CONCEPT model included?  It is by no means final, nor is it released yet, nor is it posted anywhere whatsoever on the Iskin website!

How can you possibly reccomend something that isn’t available yet, and worse not even finished!  It’s one thing to show what the future holds, but this is a buyers guide is it not?

Posted by KingKikapu in Canada on April 4, 2005 at 1:37 AM (CDT)


The heading of the section that concept case is in is Sneak Peeks - “The future of the iPod starts here: iPodlounge’s first looks at tomorrow’s incredible new accessories. But remember to wait for our graded reviews before rushing out to the store - final features and performances may vary.”

Posted by MadPict in UK on April 4, 2005 at 3:57 AM (CDT)


my bad I didn’t even spot the sneak peek header.  I was completely blind, although it is still a little odd to see it in there considering its only a render whereas every other sneak peak in there appeared to be at least in prototype/production stages will physical samples.  I hope that duo comes out soon though.  I am looking forward to a new, stronger clip than the evo2 currently provides, and I like the wheel cover options that are now standard on iskin.  It is a nice alternative to Lajo’s skin-type cover and Vaja’s clear-ish protection.

Posted by KingKikapu in Canada on April 5, 2005 at 1:47 AM (CDT)


well, Acrobat Reader says it cannot decode the
Buyer’s Guide - what up? Anyone else have a problem?

Posted by NDagen in Michigan on April 10, 2005 at 8:51 AM (CDT)


Are there scoring mistakes in the Buyers’ Guide? The Power Support Silicone Jacket and iSkin eVo2 on page 65 were previously given B+ scores by iPodlounge but the Buyers’ Guide now lists A- scores for those two products. Are these typos or have the scores really been updated?

Posted by rapsodist in Los Angeles, CA on April 11, 2005 at 6:18 PM (CDT)


Ok.. I have heard about this Buyers Guide and it sounds pretty useful.  I have been referred to it many times.  Ok.. so I go to download it and try all of the links and none of them work!  Is there another way someone can get it to me?  Thanks a lot!

Posted by TSchultz80 on April 16, 2005 at 9:09 AM (CDT)


Rapsodist: No and yes. The eVo2’s updated grade is shown in the Report Card also, alongside the description eVo2 with Wheel Cap. Since shipping eVo2s include the new Cap, they get marked up for having added protection at no extra cost. But you’re right - the Power Support Jacket’s grade (4G) only was incorrect. Our mistake on that one. It should be a B+, as listed on the site. Sorry for the error.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on April 30, 2005 at 3:54 AM (CDT)



Posted by DRADOG on May 6, 2005 at 11:41 AM (CDT)


how do i reset my ipod, it’s stuck on a song and won’t play.

Posted by tonee on June 15, 2005 at 5:22 AM (CDT)


tonee, toggle the hold switch.  then press and hold both the menu button and the center, select button.

Posted by Ang on July 7, 2005 at 3:26 PM (CDT)

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