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iLounge releases The Free iPod Book 2.2 for immediate download

imageThe Editors of iLounge are proud to announce the immediate availability of The Free iPod Book 2.2 for download. This edition is an expanded, improved follow-up to The Free iPod Book 2.0, which was recommended by The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg as the “free manual on getting the most from your iPod.” With four all-new sections and updates to many of the book’s previously-released sections, the 200-plus-page Free iPod Book 2.2 is a must-see for current and prospective iPod owners. Did we mention that it’s free?

New sections include:

Nike + iPod Sport Kit (section S)
Troubleshooting Your iPod (section T)
U2 iPod + iPod Pack-Ins (section U)
and Backstage at iLounge (section V).

For additional details and download links, click below. Previous editions of our PDF-format publications are still available from the iLounge Library. Enjoy!


Single page, higher-res version, larger, best for printing (21 MB ZIP)

Double page, lower-res version, smaller, best for monitors (13 MB ZIP)

Requires Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 5.0 or later.


The Free iPod Book 2.2 is a 202-page free downloadable book packed with incredible iPod and iTunes information. It is published in open PDF format, so you don’t need a subscription or proprietary software to read it. The main contents are:
  • iPod Accessory Previews and Reviews: In addition to numerous new iPod accessories that were debuted first in The Free iPod Book 2.0, version 2.2 features bite-sized reviews of the best iPod products we’ve covered, plus an expanded, up-to-date ratings table for the over 975 total iPods and accessories we have reviewed.
  • The All Things iPod Guide: Complete with three new sections, this Guide is a massive 15-step update to last year’s incredible cradle to grave and rebirth look at the iPod. Highlights include: image
  • Nike + iPod Sport Kit A full two-page guide to Apple and Nike’s new Sport Kit and its related Nike+ line of apparel accessories, freshly reviewed on
  • Troubleshooting Your iPod An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to restoring your scatterbrained iPod to working condition. If your iPod won’t respond to button presses or is making weird noises, start here.
  • U2 iPod + iPod Pack-Ins An updated look at the entire current iPod hardware line-up, complete with details on the new iPod U2 Special Edition (with video) and current iPod pack-ins.
  • The Porsche Boxster iPod Road Test: We tear apart a $50,000 2006 Porsche Boxster sports car to add a $3,000 premium iPod customization package, and offer tips on do-it-yourself auto integrations for budgets of all sizes.
  • iPod Video: Brand-new sections on iPod videos, including how to create iPod-ready home movies with the first-ever iPod-compatible video cameras, plus information on converting or buying other videos for iPod viewing, and video-friendly external battery packs. image
  • Filling Your iPod: An extensive guide to filling your iPod with music, radio shows, games, travel help, books, and other types of content.
  • iPods Everywhere: At The Gym, On Campus, Out of Town, and More!: New sections for athletes, students, travelers, and expanded versions of earlier sections for At Home, In The Car, and On Your Own listening.
  • iPod Shopping, Maintenence and Expansion: Expert advice on iPod shopping, gifting, protection, customization, maintenance and repair, as well as using accessories to expand its features.
  • Selling and Replacing Your iPod: Learn the value of new and used iPods, including elaborate pricing tables with recent, eBay, and used iPod retailer and parts store purchasing prices, plus a full guide to picking the right iPod for you, with updated information on today’s iPod models.


  • The All Things iTunes Guide: With over 125 tips covering everything from audio to video, pictures, widgets, AppleScripts and more, All Things iTunes helps 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 perform.

  • Beyond: Backstage, Uncrate and Outblush: In an added section called Backstage at iLounge, we look at a couple of hot new gadgets our editors are using and loving. Additionally, our friends at shopping sites Uncrate and Outblush highlight major new toys for girls and guys who love iPods.

    As the name suggests, The Free iPod Book 2.2 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. Enjoy!

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    Thank you, iLounge, for having enough server capacity to give me this download at an average speed of 350 kbps.

    Posted by LukeA in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 17, 2006 at 4:29 PM (CDT)


    Thanks for the update guys!

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    Posted by ipodman715 in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 17, 2006 at 8:02 PM (CDT)


    Great job as always!  Thanks for the update!

    Posted by iheartilounge in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 17, 2006 at 9:08 PM (CDT)


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    Posted by Josh Powell in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 18, 2006 at 1:15 PM (CDT)


    Thanks a lot!The book is just what I need!

    Posted by Henry in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 19, 2006 at 4:19 AM (CDT)


    Thanks for the book! glad i downloaded it.

    Posted by Waitingfornews in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 19, 2006 at 11:23 AM (CDT)


    Anything in version 2.0 not included in this one?

    Posted by Ray in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 19, 2006 at 4:51 PM (CDT)


    Ray: 2.2 is 2.0 plus more, not minus anything.

    Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 19, 2006 at 6:17 PM (CDT)


    Thanks for the update guys!

    Posted by Stevenvip in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 19, 2006 at 11:43 PM (CDT)


    This is a fantastic freebie - thanks soooooo much iLounge!!!!

    Posted by Duncan in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 24, 2006 at 8:14 AM (CDT)



    Posted by ronny in East Amherst, NY, USA on August 20, 2006 at 6:11 AM (CDT)


    thank you for your book

    Posted by cc in East Amherst, NY, USA on August 20, 2006 at 10:07 PM (CDT)


    thanks, I need the book!

    Posted by Daisy in East Amherst, NY, USA on August 21, 2006 at 9:41 AM (CDT)


    I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but i have a feeling it will help.. Thanx so much iLounge.. But i have a question.. can i change the volume limit on a nano????

    Posted by Kristen in East Amherst, NY, USA on August 22, 2006 at 5:55 PM (CDT)


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    Posted by devrin in East Amherst, NY, USA on August 23, 2006 at 11:22 PM (CDT)


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    Posted by harsha in East Amherst, NY, USA on August 27, 2006 at 6:26 AM (CDT)


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    Posted by allan binder in East Amherst, NY, USA on September 30, 2006 at 6:04 AM (CDT)


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    Posted by thomas Boyd in East Amherst, NY, USA on October 10, 2006 at 4:10 PM (CDT)


    i have the 20gb 4th genaeration ipod and when i attach the ipod to the source list and upgrade my music it is showinig on the ipod in the source list but when i eject the ipod and look at my playlist there is no music on the ipod itself…i have updated the ipod and the software. but can not get the music to transfer from the pc to the ipod. i have did the 5r’s on the apple ipod website and still nothing.

    Posted by tmagic in East Amherst, NY, USA on October 18, 2006 at 4:09 AM (CDT)

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