Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 2, 2004 -
Perfectly timed for the holiday season, iPodlounge Â the worldÂs leading independent resource of iPod information Â has released for free download its 2004 compendium of iPod and iPod accessory reviews. The iPodlounge BuyersÂ Guide 2004 is an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) magazine version of the popular iPodlounge website, HYPERLINK "http://www.ipodlounge.com" http://www.ipodlounge.com, the acclaimed iPod user community named one of Time MagazineÂs 50 Best Websites earlier this year.
ÂThe iPodlounge BuyersÂ Guide 2004 is the yearÂs definitive buying tool for iPod lovers and soon-to-be iPod lovers,Â said Jeremy Horwitz, Senior Editor of iPodlounge.com and Editor-in-Chief of the Guide. ÂIt includes the worldÂs first review of AppleÂs new iPod Photo, and concise summaries of over 200 iPod reviews weÂve authored since the 2001 release of the iPod. In one fast download, our BuyersÂ Guide gives readers everything they need to shop for the holidays with confidence.Â
iPodloungeÂs web site reaches 1.2 million readers from North America to the South Pole per month, all of whom will have immediate free access to the BuyersÂ Guide 2004 through two distribution channels: direct download and peer-to-peer file sharing networks. Like the iPodlounge web site, the BuyersÂ Guide is advertiser-supported. ÂWe wanted to give our readers a gift,Â said Dennis Lloyd, Publisher of iPodlounge.com and the iPodlounge BuyersÂ Guide 2004. ÂSince we used the widely-adopted PDF format, no purchase or proprietary software is necessary to get a complete magazine from us. And by making the Guide available to the world for free, iPodlounge builds on its outstanding reputation for providing the global iPod community with timely reviews, news, and how-toÂs without cost.Â
iPodlounge has covered the iPod since its quiet release in 2001. ÂThree years ago, when I founded iPodlounge, I never could have imagined how huge our community would become,Â said Lloyd. ÂI knew a great thing back then when I saw it, and even when there used to be naysayers and competitors, I dedicated the site and my time to only the iPod platform. ThatÂs why iPodlounge today remains GoogleÂs number one-ranked independent iPod site.Â
The BuyersÂ Guide, which features 77 editorial pages, includes over 40 pages spotlighting the spectacular array of iPods and accessories sold in 2004, and more than 30 pages of content relating to use and enjoyment of the iPodlounge.com web site. Among the GuideÂs highlights are:
The worldÂs first review of AppleÂs new color iPod, the iPod Photo, including definitive conclusions and buying tips from iPodloungeÂs experts.
Exclusive photos and information from the launch event of AppleÂs iPod U2 Special Edition, with on-the-scene reporting from iPodlounge staff.
The announcement of six iPodlounge awards to best-of-class iPods and accessories, including Car Accessory of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Best iPod Case, Best iPod Mini Case, Best iPod, and overall Accessory of the Year.
Easy one-page How-To guides (iPod 101 and iPod 201), helpful information, and free download links to enable new iPod owners to convert incompatible music files for iPod use, and by heavy reader demand, transfer files from their iPod back to their computers.
Breathtaking photos from iPodloungeÂs world-renowned photo galleries, including iPods Around the World, which have been reprinted with permission in domestic and international publications including The Guardian (U.K.), Vogue Italy, Wired, and JapanÂs Print Club.
An updated version of iPodlounge.comÂs respected feature, ÂA Brief History of iPod,Â including fascinating trivia and milestones.
And the first results of two iPodlounge contests, co-sponsored with celebrity earphone designer Ultimate Ears: Create the BuyersÂ Guide 2004 Cover and Rhyme Your Way to New Earphones, with $2,000 in awarded prizes.
The iPodlounge BuyersÂ Guide 2004 is available now for download at http://www.ipodlounge.com/
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iPodlounge is the worldÂs leading independent resource of iPod information, and is not affiliated with or owned by Apple Computer, Inc. or any other manufacturer of iPod accessories. With offices in Southern California and contributors from around the world, iPodlounge has been featured in articles by the Associated Press, the Guardian (UK), iCreate magazine, Italian Vogue magazine, the Los Angeles Times, MacWorld (UK and US), the New York Times, Reuters, SlashDot, Stuff (UK), TechTV, The Age (Australia), The Sun (UK), USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Wired.com.
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