Free iPodlounge 2005 Buyers’ Guide Debuts Online

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iPodlounge (http://www.ipodlounge.com), the world's top independent iPod information resource, is pleased to announce immediate global distribution of 2005Â?s first buyers' guide to iPods and iPod accessories. The 102-page iPodlounge Buyers' Guide 2005 (Spring/Summer) is now available for free download by all of iPodlounge's over 2 million readers.

iPodlounge (http://www.ipodlounge.com), the world's top independent iPod information resource, is pleased to announce immediate global distribution of 2005’s first buyers' guide to iPods and iPod accessories. The 102-page iPodlounge Buyers' Guide 2005 (Spring/Summer) is now available for free download by all of iPodlounge's over 2 million readers.

iPodlounge – the world’s leading independent resource of iPod information – has released for free download its updated 2005 compendium of iPod and iPod accessory reviews. The iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005 is an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) magazine version of the popular iPodlounge website, http://www.ipodlounge.com, the acclaimed iPod user community named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites in 2004. You can download the Guide at http://www.ipodlounge.com/buyersguide/.

“Last year’s holiday Buyers’ Guide was heralded as the best iPod resource available anywhere,” said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief of iPodlounge.com and the Guide. “and we’ve outdone it for our Spring/Summer issue. In one fast download, readers get a complete guide to all things iPod: concise summaries of the over 300 iPod reviews we’ve authored since the 2001 release of the iPod, plus exclusive first looks at new accessories such as the first iPod FM radio tuner and improved LCD-based FM transmitters.”

iPodlounge’s web site reaches over 2 million readers per month, all of whom will have immediate free access to the Buyers’ Guide 2005 through two distribution channels: direct download and peer-to-peer file sharing networks. Like the iPodlounge web site, the Buyers’ Guide is advertiser-supported. “Our free Guide reaches more actual and prospective iPod owners than any other iPod-related publication,” said Dennis Lloyd, Publisher of iPodlounge.com and the iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005. “Considerably over 300,000 people downloaded the last Guide directly from us, and since we use the free PDF format, no purchase or proprietary software is necessary to get our complete magazine immediately after publication.”

iPodlounge has covered the iPod since its quiet release in 2001. “The growth of iPodlounge has been staggering,” said Lloyd, reflecting on the site’s repeated doubling of its membership every six months. We’re the only major publication that has reported on the iPod platform since before it was a phenomenon and kept up with the introduction of every new iPod and accessory. That’s why iPodlounge today remains Google’s number one-ranked independent iPod site.”

The 102-page Buyers’ Guide includes a wide-ranging collection of iPod news, previews, reviews, and features. Among the Guide’s highlights are:

The Beginners’ Guide to iPod: If you’ve been thinking of buying an iPod, or trying to convince a friend to join the revolution, this is the place to start. Across 15 pages, we tackle every question a new iPod user might have, then introduce you to the worlds of iPod accessories and the people who love them: members of the iPodlounge community.

Sneak Peeks: An unparalleled 12-page look at the future of the iPod, with pages devoted to new car connection accessories, Bluetooth and other wireless accessories, gadgets such as an iPod video player and FM radio tuner, cool new cases, and much, much more.

Music!: A six-page guide to maximizing your iPod listening experience, with looks inside free music download sites, paid competitors to Apple’s iTunes Music Store, and photos from some of the world's most famous iPod parties.

Reviews: Over 40 pages of easy-to-read, well-organized reviews of every current iPod and iPod accessory you can imagine, including a full report card for the over 300 accessories we have reviewed.

And breathtaking photos from iPodlounge’s 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, and Japan’s Print Club.

The iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005 is available now for download at http://www.ipodlounge.com/buyersguide/.

About iPodlounge

iPodlounge is the world’s 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 spotlighted by the Associated Press, CNBC, the Guardian (UK), iCreate magazine, Italian Vogue magazine, the Los Angeles Times, National Post (Canada), the New York Times, Reuters, SlashDot, Stuff (UK), TechTV, The Age (Australia), The Sun (UK), Time Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Wired.com, amongst many others.

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Business inquiries only:

Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iPodlounge

949-651-9113

dennisl@ipodlounge.com

Editorial inquiries only:

Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iPodlounge

Jeremy@ipodlounge.com

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