Two men trapped in a mine in northern Tasmania were given iPods to keep them entertained while they wait for rescuers to begin a new drilling operation to set them free.

CNET’s James Kim has reviewed Rockbox, the open-source firmware alternative for iPods which offers features like OGG and FLAC support, gapless playback, crossfading options, and a customizable interface.
Adobe is giving away free iPod Hi-Fi speaker systems to customers of its stock photo store who spend $2000 between April 21, 2006 and June 23, 2006. [via TUAW]

iAudioGuide offers free city audio guides (London, Barcelona, Paris) in MP3 format for use on portable devices like the iPod. A city map with the sights is also included with the downloads.

LC Angell

LC Angell was a senior editor at iLounge. Angell is known for her work on various aspects of the Apple ecosystem, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. In his role at iLounge, Angell was responsible for a wide range of editorial content, including reviews, buyer's guides, news, and features.