Porsche Boxster-to-iPod teardown
"We created the ’All Things iPod’ slogan back in 2001," explained Jeremy Horwitz, Editor of the Book and the iLounge.com web site, "so nearly five years later, with 50 million iPods and thousands of accessories now out there, The Free iPod Book 2.0 redefines and expands upon that phrase." To that end, the Book is divided into three key sections — the comprehensive iPod hardware and accessory guide All Things iPod, the 80-page software tips section All Things iTunes, and additional pages for non-iPod products and reader contributions — each loaded with incredible information and photography.
Divided into 15 common sense steps that cover an iPod’s lifespan from birth to death and even resuscitation, the All Things iPod Guide features more than 110 sections full of free, budget-conscious, or premium solutions to common iPod problems. Highlights include:
The Porsche Boxster iPod Road Test, where 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. 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. An extensive guide to filling your iPod with music, radio shows, games, travel help, books, and other types of content.
Expert advice on iPod shopping, gifting, protection, customization, maintenance and repair, as well as using accessories to expand its features. New sections for athletes (At The Gym), students (On Campus), travelers (Out Of Town), and expanded versions of earlier sections for At Home, In The Car, and On Your Own listening.
A separate guide called All Things iTunes offers over 125 useful, bite-sized tips for Apple’s increasingly powerful iTunes application, including advice on video downloads, music sharing, and the market-leading iTunes Music Store. Winners of over $3,500 in iLounge art and photography contest prizes are announced in two pictorial galleries inside the Book, and at the end, shopping websites Uncrate and Outblush highlight their top non-iPod gift and gadget picks for women and men who appreciate great design.
"Last year’s Book was directly downloaded over 100,000 times in the first week alone," said Dennis Lloyd, Publisher of iLounge and The Free iPod Book 2.0. "This time, we’ve made everything better — cooler products, a wider array of tips, and even more fun trivia questions. Best of all, thanks to advertising support, there’s no charge: all you need to do is click on a no-hassles download page. Save your money for a new iPod or accessories." iLounge continues to support the responsible use of file-sharing networks by encouraging readers to distribute and share the Book online. "Enjoy the new Book," continued Lloyd, "please tell your friends, and feel free to send them a copy."