This week at iLounge: While the iPod caught fire as a digital music player for the masses, its recent popularity as a video player is similarly undeniable. But keeping your video library organized in iTunes is nowhere near as easy as it has been for music. So we've assembled The Complete Guide to iTunes Video Management, a straightforward tutorial on how to import, organize, and enjoy video files with iTunes and the iPod. Expect organization to be a necessary step if you're thinking of buying an Apple TV, or hoping for an iPhone or next-generation video iPod.
In reviews: We've published comparative reviews of two under-$75 iPod alarm clocks - the excellent Timex Ti700 and the less expensive iHome iH4 - plus a full look at Chestnut Hill Sound's George - the $549 iPod speaker system with a clock and wireless display remote control. Our findings may surprise you, but not as much as our look at v-moda's new Vibe earphones. Would you believe that 1 cent worth of silicone rubber can completely change the way that these, and other in-canal earphones sound? The full story there is a must-read. Fans of noise-canceling headphones will also want to check out our look at JBL's new $149 Reference 510 Headphones.
First Looks: This week's highlights included Turkish Kaftan (woven rug) Cases for the iPod from a company called NorthShore International, as well as $35, iPod nano-colored speakers from Logic3 called i-Station Travellers. We also checked out new deluxe 5G iPod crocodile leather cases from Sena, and furry faux animal cases from ifrogz called Exotics.