UK prime minister Tony Blair picked up another iPod during his Silicon Valley visit this week.

Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, handed Blair an all-new 60GB black video iPod as a souvenir of the trip yesterday, reports SF Gate. The music player was pre-loaded with 160 songs about California.

The iPod also included the song the current UK prime minister admits to be his favourite, Tarrega's 'Recuerdos de la Alhambra'.

The iPod was inscribed: "Presented to the Right Honorable Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California."

It's unclear if Blair - a self-confessed "iPod idiot" - got Apple CEO Steve Jobs to give a short tutorial in the use of the world's simplest digital music player when they lunched together yesterday.

In March, Blair admitted "he is not always in control" of his existing iPod, adding: "My daughter Kathryn does all the songs, I'm not very good with the technology, I'm not very good with any aspect of it."