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Download Now: iLounge’s Buyers’ Guide 2004



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picAs promised several weeks ago, iLounge is proud to announce the immediate availability of the iLounge Buyers’ Guide 2004 for free download from the links and locations below. It contains the world’s first review of Apple’s new iPod Photo.

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. We’ve designed the Guide so you can print only the pages you want, and give them to your family and friends as very specific holiday “gimme iPod” reminders.

By reader demand, the Guide contains a complete report card of the over 200 iPod-related products that have been reviewed by iLounge, and features the incredible art and photography of iLounge readers from around the world.

We have taken a completely new approach to distributing this magazine. 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.

This 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 Buyers’ Guide 2004, and help them have a holiday season full of iPod music. We hope you enjoy the Guide!

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Whoa! This thing is huge. Awesome! Congrats Mark on the cover. I thought I had a solid chance, but yours had a nice look to it. Maybe next time! At least its on the gallery, thanks iPodlounge! this is gonna be a nice read.

Posted by LupinIII in Illinois on November 1, 2004 at 3:30 PM (CST)


The question is though, does it contain the review of the iPod photo?

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on November 1, 2004 at 3:59 PM (CST)


What a fantastic buyer’s guide!! This is vastly better than any news-stand or web guide I can find and now I know how I can do my Christmas shopping!!

Thanks for a superb resource for current and future iPod owners!

Posted by misterpodster in New York on November 1, 2004 at 4:07 PM (CST)


oooh it does

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on November 1, 2004 at 4:36 PM (CST)


(contain a review of the iPod Photo, that is)

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on November 1, 2004 at 4:37 PM (CST)


i am now sharing the file on edonkey.

Posted by StinkieDMB in Pittsburgh, PA on November 1, 2004 at 4:45 PM (CST)


This guide is fantastic.  It turned out great and I love it. Thanks.

Posted by honeybee1236 on November 1, 2004 at 4:50 PM (CST)


Thanks for all of your support, everyone. Please post links to the filesharing services where you’ve put the Guide so that others can know where to find it. We’ll update the announcement with the additional details you provide.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on November 1, 2004 at 5:06 PM (CST)


just downloaded.
now sharing .torrent
downlaod at:

will be hosting for at least a few hours

Posted by 1000 Monkeys in PA on November 1, 2004 at 5:38 PM (CST)


I don’t use file sharing any more but I will share it on my school’s network where it can reach about 1000 people

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on November 1, 2004 at 6:24 PM (CST)


Thanks Nuke666 and 1000 Monkeys, we appreciate the file sharing very much.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on November 1, 2004 at 7:03 PM (CST)


is there going to be a print version of this buyers guide? I definately wouldn’t mind shelling out 6 bucks for something of this quality ^^

Posted by AngelTK on November 1, 2004 at 9:08 PM (CST)


note to those using the bittorent link:
I may have to disconnect for some reason or another, so it would benifit everybody if after your download is done, you could just leave your bittorrent client open as long as possible to keep as many seeds available.

Posted by 1000 Monkeys in PA on November 1, 2004 at 9:14 PM (CST)


cool, my cover design made it in!! even if i didnt win, still pretty happy with that effort. (its the one in the bottom right corner of the ‘favourites’)

Posted by Matty C in Australia on November 1, 2004 at 9:54 PM (CST)


Just incredible! Any chance this is going to be made available in a single-page layout so that those of us without huge displays can read the whole text? Thanks to the iPodLounge editors for their hard work!

Posted by a1l3n on November 2, 2004 at 6:04 AM (CST)


Hmm. the link for the PodWave just throws an error for me. Says I’m missing a plugin for the URI action… I’ve never had a problem with links in PDF before…. any ideas? And does someone have a link for the podwave?

Posted by JCO on November 2, 2004 at 6:54 AM (CST)


As a professional tech journalist, I must say I’m extremely impressed with this Buyers’ Guide. I feel it is of a higher quality than many of the traditional print publications you see in magazine racks.

Posted by Nino M. on November 2, 2004 at 7:48 AM (CST)


Tried to print out the document and it needs a password to print in high-res.  WTF??

and it’s layed out where the pages are side-by-side.  When you print them out double sided to make it into a book, the page numbers don’t line up

Posted by macjockey in Alabama on November 2, 2004 at 8:23 AM (CST)


Podwave - finally a tiny set is speakers that plug into the headphone jack.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on November 2, 2004 at 9:13 AM (CST)


Here is a mirror HTTP link for the ‘ Buyer’s Guide 2004’ from my website. I can spare about five to six gigabytes of bandwith on the file so download away.

iPodlounge Buyer’s Guide 2004 (mirrored on ... or the full URL below.

Posted by Ink Noise on November 2, 2004 at 2:41 PM (CST)

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