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New life for your old iPod

Got an iPod gathering dust? Even if your preferred iPod is one of the shiny new ones you've recently acquired, there is still plenty of life left in those relics of iPod history.

Lifehacker just published a list of their top 10 suggestions to use an old iPod in new ways. There are some of the more common methods (such as a making a basic stereo system by adding speakers or turning it into a backup drive) and some pretty inventive ones like as turning it into a standalone portable Windows XP boot drive.

As one of the readers at LH commented, the biggest missing suggestion is to give the old iPod to a friend or family member. That's exactly what I did with my first iPod. I took my eldest niece with me when I upgraded two years ago, then presented her with my 3G iPod when she expressed an interest it. Since then, she's received a new one of her own. The iPod I purchased then is now alternating between providing music in a home speaker system and in the car.

Have you found an inventive way to recycle your old iPods? Let us know in the comments!

(Via Lifehacker)

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