In an effort to protect iPod owners, iPodlounge has created new policies on dangerous iPod accessories, knock-offs, and questionable vendor business practices. “After several months of consultations with readers and vendors, iPodlounge has drafted editorial policies that address the most disturbing trends to emerge in the iPod marketplace: first, the proliferation of potentially dangerous iPod accessories; second, the alleged cloning of certain well-known accessories by knock-off manufacturers; and third, disreputable and/or illegal conduct by certain vendors of iPod accessories.”