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Download Now: The Free iPod Book and Back to School Guide

It’s here: The Free iPod Book & Back to School Guide, by Covering all things iPod and iTunes, our first book includes exclusive sneak peeks at new iPod accessories from JBL, Belkin, Griffin, Oregon Scientific, Blumac and Sumo Cases, plus tutorials, contests, and more. Click on read more for the details and the download links. Two versions - printable and widescreen - are available; please download only one. We hope you enjoy!


Single page version, best for printing

Book-style layout, with double page spread

12MB | Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later.


We’re proud to announce the immediate availability of The Free iPod Book & Back to School Guide, by, a 140-page Back to School book full of tutorials, accessory previews and reviews, contests, and more. The main contents are:
  • Sneak Peeks and Reviews: See seven new iPod accessories debuted exclusively in the Book, including Oregon Scientific’s iBall, JBL’s On Stage II, Blumac’s Cerulean, Belkin’s TuneFM, Sumo Cases’ PlayThru Cases, plus Griffin Technology’s iRave and iTalk 2. Get quick reviews of the best iPod products released since our last Guide, as well as a ratings table for the 500 total iPods and accessories we have reviewed. 10+1 Steps to iPod Bliss
  • The 10+1 Step Guide to iPod Bliss: Your iPod, from cradle to grave and rebirth. No stone is left unturned in this colorful, easy-to-read guide to the life of an iPod.
  • CD Rippers, Reviewed: A detailed comparison of six different CD ripping services, each offering to convert their customers’ huge CD libraries into iPod-ready MP3 files. Who had the fastest turnaround? The best included services? The smartest promotions? The answers are inside.
  • Load Your iPod: A complete look at all of the different types of content you can load on your iPod - and how to get them - including music, podcasts, radio, photos, art, travel goodies, books, calendars, contacts, games and data.
  • Selling Your iPod: The value of new and used iPods, including elaborate pricing tables with recent, eBay, and used iPod retailer and parts store purchasing prices.
  • Changing and Maintaining Your iPod: A look at top customization and repair services for the iPod, as well as do-it-yourself options for keeping your iPod looking and running like brand-new.
  • Replacing Your iPod: A guide to picking the right iPod for you, with updated information on today’s iPod models.
  • Join the Community: Snapshots of 10 international iPod sites providing foreign-language iPod news to readers all over the world. 101 iTunes Tips
  • 101 iTunes Tips: The iTunes book, remixed. This special section provides over 100 tips to help you learn the best features of iTunes without boring yourself to tears. Take one tip at a time or read a bunch - no matter how you read, you’ll learn great ways to make iTunes sing.
  • The Search for iPod Trivia Contest: Now closed; winners here. Take this chance to win one of three Klipsch iFi speaker systems (retail value: $399.99 each) by hunting for answers to our iPod trivia questions.
  • The iPod Directory: If you’re looking for an iPod accessory or service provider, this new directory of web, e-mail and telephone contacts will help you find whatever you’re looking for.

As the name suggests, The Free iPod Book is a totally free download. We’ve designed two versions - one for viewing on your computer, and one for printing. Please download only one version so that others can get their copies. Please Tell A Friend or three about the new Free iPod Book. And please do your part to share the Guide on your file-sharing network of choice, with friends through e-mail, or though a mirror link (post in comments below) - that’s all we ask.

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I am thinking about buying an ipod, and I don’t want to buy an outdated one…
So when will this 5th Gen Ipod come out?

Posted by Katya on September 3, 2005 at 11:14 AM (CDT)


a mirror here (.ro)

Posted by Dan on September 10, 2005 at 6:11 AM (CDT)


Damn, cool.

Posted by Jack Bauer on September 11, 2005 at 9:55 AM (CDT)


Put it on my blog,

Posted by danger_boy_13 on September 11, 2005 at 10:19 AM (CDT)


Thanks Plucas for mirroring the book - the links on this page didn’t work for me.

Posted by Leila on September 14, 2005 at 1:27 AM (CDT)


Im downloading it right now it should ROCK!!!!!!!!

Posted by Eric Dahlen on September 16, 2005 at 10:30 PM (CDT)


how do i open it if its in ‘.pdf’???

Posted by DaNieL on September 19, 2005 at 12:49 AM (CDT)


Who are the winners of the Klipsch contest ?


Posted by Stefano Pola on September 20, 2005 at 4:49 AM (CDT)


Wayne, DONT jog with your ipod! Hard-drive players dont take jolts like that well.

Posted by William Moisis on September 21, 2005 at 8:13 AM (CDT)


hey i just bought an ipod photo about 2 months ago and i was rlly upset because the nano came out, can i exchange my ipod for a nano?

Posted by Xavier on September 26, 2005 at 2:29 AM (CDT)


hey guys i just got an ipod nano and i wanna kno how to use album art cuz im a real newbie at this

thank you,

Posted by Shreyas on October 4, 2005 at 4:25 AM (CDT)


Hi again,
    I would also like to kno where i can get some free audiobooks/podcasts


Posted by Shreyas on October 4, 2005 at 4:45 AM (CDT)


OMG my stupid bro keeps asking me to get him audiobooks please dont reply to the above msg

Thank you,

Posted by Shreyas on October 4, 2005 at 4:47 AM (CDT)


I am thinking about buying an ipod and really don’t know where to begin or even what models to look at.  What is the best way to start - any ideas would be appreciated

Posted by Diane on October 7, 2005 at 2:41 PM (CDT)


am wondering at the speed at which apple is takin out new ipods..the one inbuilt with voice recording will also b out soon ;)
good show guys…keep up da gud work..
all da best

Posted by Ankit on October 14, 2005 at 7:31 AM (CDT)


Quite helpfull
thanks ilounge!

Posted by Matt on October 15, 2005 at 11:42 PM (CDT)


Dear Friends,
Can anyone tell me from where i can buy an ipod in Saudi Arabia. My contact number is 00966 507427105.


Posted by Salman on October 25, 2005 at 9:11 AM (CDT)


im thinkin about buying an ipod nano and i was wondering what kind of malfunctions are there with it and how to avoid them before i buy it

Posted by michael on October 25, 2005 at 3:11 PM (CDT)


Awesome job guys!  It was lots of help.
Keep up the great work.

Posted by Harry on October 27, 2005 at 9:13 PM (CDT)


this guide is great it contains any information you could possibly need.. Great work ilounge keep it up

Posted by enric on December 9, 2005 at 5:34 PM (CST)

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