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iLounge debuts free 2007 Accessories Guide in iPod format

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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As a fun experiment - still in progress - iLounge has just released the 2007 Guide to New iPod Accessories & More, an iPod-formatted downloadable guide to the major new iPod accessories and announcements from this year’s Macworld Expo and International Consumer Electronics Show. Developed using Mogopop - a web site that leverages Apple’s iPod Notes feature to create downloadable packages of linked text, photos, and videos - the Guide features videos of Apple TV and iPhone, numerous pictures of new iPod accessories, and details on their vendors, all viewable on a fifth-generation iPod. It’s intended as a “carry it anywhere” version of our Expo coverage from earlier this month.

“The Guide is the most ambitious project yet published to Mogopop, showcasing the scope and scale of what the Mogopop system can tackle,” explained Kara Berklich Weber, co-founder/VP Strategic Development, Mogopop. “With photos, videos, and dozens of pages of useful, informative text, the New iPod Accessories Guide is just the sort of content our users want in a portable format. This will dramatically improve anyone’s next accessories shopping trip.”

The new Guide is free for download, and available now from this link. Follow the link, download the Mogopop Manager, connect your iPod, then download the Guide and install it on your iPod with the Manager. To find the Guide on your iPod, start at the main menu, pick Extras, then pick Notes. Please note that limitations of its design - for instance, the requirements that pictures and videos be linked, rather than embedded - are limitations of Apple’s iPod Notes software; we’ve tried to make the Guide as easy to use as possible given these constraints.

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Comments

1

I’m getting an error message from the mogopop page:

Safari can’t open “mogopop:download?www.mogopop.com/download/572” because Mac OS X doesn’t recognize Internet addresses starting with “mogopop:”.

Posted by Darren on January 24, 2007 at 12:55 PM (PDT)

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Darren -

You need to download the Mogopop Manager first. It’s available for both Mac and Windows users:

http://www.mogopop.com/manager

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on January 24, 2007 at 1:03 PM (PDT)

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Just registered! Love the idea! Execution not so much. I guess it’s only fair since they have beta next to the name.

Videos on how to use the service are not helpful when there aren’t any on how to install it without causing trouble. I’ll update if I get out of the hole.

Thank you.

Posted by gman on January 24, 2007 at 5:27 PM (PDT)

4

Anyone Trying using this app on a 5.5G 80gig. I get an error on start up saying it can’t find my IPOD. I also have a 5G 60gig, but this app works on it. So i am not sure whats going on.

Posted by Shameless1 on January 24, 2007 at 9:49 PM (PDT)

5

i have just downloaded the manager and the guide and viewing it on my ipod right now..it looks really creative and smart..i love it!

Posted by proudfull on January 25, 2007 at 12:41 AM (PDT)

6

great¡¡¡

Posted by gonzalo on January 25, 2007 at 1:19 AM (PDT)

7

This mogo thing doesn’t work on Vista. Oh well, I’ll guess I’ll have to wait until the end of the month.

Posted by Bryan on January 25, 2007 at 2:53 AM (PDT)

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I too got an error saying it could’nt detect my iPod, however i think its a case of enabling the iPod as a a disk drive and all seemed to go well from then on.

I’m not too sure about the execution of the content of the iLounge material although I can see this would be an excellent platform for tourist guidebooks to cities or attractions.

Posted by mountkeen on January 25, 2007 at 5:02 AM (PDT)

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Downloaded to U2 30GB pod, (-8GB free space)
Videos don’t play but pics look okay.
Interesting site - have registered and will follow whats happening.
Thanks
Sandy
NZ

Posted by Sandy on January 25, 2007 at 7:52 AM (PDT)

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Downloaded on windows and used on a 5.5 80GB.  It works and looks great including the pictures but the videos don’t work.

Downloaded it on my Mac as well but haven’t tried the transfer to the iPod yet but so far no problems & don’t expect to have any.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on January 25, 2007 at 10:11 AM (PDT)

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Those who have problems with the videos should try re-syncing the iPod with the Mogopop Manager, and/or retransferring the file from Mogopop.

There are a variety of little bugs like this that hopefully Mogopop will iron out as the service finishes its beta testing phase. It’s tough being a guinea pig for any new offering of this type, but keep the comments rolling so that Mogopop (and we) can learn from the experience.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on January 25, 2007 at 11:34 AM (PDT)

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