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What is it? Contest by Rain Design - Winners Announced


Three Product Winners Announced

Prize: Rain Design iWoofer

Most Accurate Description? I’ll try.

It is:
- an iPod dock with speakers and lights
- seen from below
- facing right (in the picture)
- approximately 5 inches in diameter
- iPod’s signature white and silver colors
- meant to showcase the iPod, like many of Rain’s other products are designed to showcase Apple products

It has:
- four legs to elevate it about 1 inch.
- four blue LEDs to create a cool under-glow effect
- some similarities to JBL’s OnStage, except better
- a port on the back (left in picture) for computer-to-iPod cable
- volume controls

It does not have:
- bluetooth
- a remote

It’s a simple iPod docking/speaker station that allows the iPod to play music through the built-in speakers, sync to a computer, and charge its battery. The iPod sits on top, allowing full access to its menus and music. And the ambient blue glow from beneath gives it a sleek futuristic look.

By jays1n on 12.20.05 at 03:09 PM

Its a speaker system for the ipod viewed from the underneath. The blue light is projected onto whatever surface it is placed on and may dim in and out or change colors while playing music or synching with itunes. Has four metalic legs and the controls are on the left side of the image in between the 2 metalic circles which are speakers. The black center is the sub-woofer. Charges, syncs, docks, and plays the ipod.

By Adam Fenty on 12.09.05 at 12:19 AM

As the compnay mainly produces stands, it would be probable that its first product for the iPod is also a stand.It’s in the shape of a ball, and then it has four legs underneath, and you stick the iPod into the dock on top (in the middle - so it sticks up). But that’s obvious. It is also a powerful speaker system with a built-in sub-woofer. We see the air-intake on the lefthand side, and the big, dark area in the middle is the subwoofer element, probably a 6? or 8?. It will be awesome, and I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

By Victor Solberg on 12.18.05 at 04:53 AM

Three Bonus Prize Winners Announced

Prize: Rain Design ergonomic wrist rest and mousepad - iRest.

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By Miranda Kali on 12.08.05 at 12:47 PM

This ipod dock is not just any ordinary dock, as you can tell from every ones guesses. This iPod dock, has a motorized docking door system. Just place your iPod on the white pad, located on the side, and hidden doors will come out and wrap around the iPod docking it for you.
But thats not all this little puppy can do. Not only can this device recharge and sync your dock-able iPod, it can also use its two built in speakers to fill, your room with music. But what if you have the Apple Express Base Station with AirTunes, it will allow you to connect to your Wi Fi base station, to broad cast your music through out your house. Or if you have a pare of Bluetooth enabled headset, the base station will also connect to those for personal use.
The system has four blue LED’s that indicate the systems status; Power/charging, data syncing, audio broadcasting, and VC. VC? What the heck is VC, you may ask your self. Well with all this functionality, comes the simplicity of only one button. Thats right only ONE button, that simply turns the device on and off. But you control every function of this device via Voice Command. Just say the name of your iPod when its docked, and then speak what you want the dock to do, and it will do it.

So just when you thought that, they went to the extent of iPod technology, they make something even better.

By Nathan on 12.11.05 at 02:22 PM

To me, it looks like its the bottom of a speaker system that would be in the shape of a rain drop when you looked at it straight on. The system looks held up on four legs, which give it support to sit on a surface. An ipod, probably the new video ipod will be able to dock on the top of the rain drop, and play music through the speakers on the sides and the subwoofer on the bottom. On the side bottom of the rain drop there will be a usb port and variuos other ports such as audio and video which will allow you to connect it to any t.v. device. I think the blue lights on the bottom of the drop will flash to the beat and rhythm of the music producing an underglow affect on whatever surface the rain drop is placed.

By harry s. on 12.13.05 at 04:45 PM

Use your imagination. The three persons that come up with the most accurate descriptions of this new Rain Design iPod accessory will win the accessory (each valued at $139). There is more than meets the eyes.


Three (3) of the mystery products (valued at $139) will be awarded to 3 random winners drawn from all of the most accurate guesses. The rest of the guesses that didn’t accurately describe the product but considered cool by Rain Design, will receive a Bonus Prize.

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Official Rules

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  • The What is it? Contest by Rain Design will begin as of this posting.
  • Deadline for entries: December 20, 2005, at 11:59PM Pacific Time
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I think it is a speaker system for the ipod family. the four metal prongs are 4 legs. On the side, it looks like there is voloume control. the lights may be used to go with the beat of the music

Posted by Steven Gale on December 18, 2005 at 3:57 PM (PDT)


IT IS a speaker system and metronome that will keep time to the music/beats and will flash on and off

Posted by sabi edwards on December 18, 2005 at 5:21 PM (PDT)


I think this is a resting station for your ipod that also doubles as a speaker system. As the music plays, the lights blink in various patterns.

Posted by Matt Glodz on December 18, 2005 at 6:54 PM (PDT)


It’s a ipod dock seen from below.  Possible name is the idock.

Posted by Diane Hernandez on December 18, 2005 at 8:58 PM (PDT)


I think this is the bottom of an ipod docking station and sound system. The four pegs sticking out are legs with rubber grips. On the left of the photo is a handle and controls. On the right are ports for connecting cables; I am guessing power, and possibly 2 satellite speakers. This is a subwoofer/speaker system that provides a comforting light with a cool glow at the bottom.

Posted by perry on December 18, 2005 at 10:50 PM (PDT)


This is a bluetooth ipod interface allowing listening to the ipod wirelessly via bluetooth headphones.

That’s it…

Posted by lionking on December 19, 2005 at 12:38 AM (PDT)


i think its a kind of desk or somewhere to mount an ipod, or a speaker system

Posted by Steven on December 19, 2005 at 7:47 AM (PDT)


It’s a space communicator for your ipod.  It allows the ipod to communicate with its mother ship and report on earthling activities.  So far, my ipod has reported that I have a playlist called “workout songs” but I never actually go to the gym.  Earthlings frequently purchase expensive gym memberships and never use them.

Posted by Casey Becher on December 19, 2005 at 8:51 AM (PDT)


It’s an iMac stand of course. The i360 sits on top of it where it sits on your desktop. It contains a hub for usb and firewire.

Posted by arnold on December 19, 2005 at 10:31 AM (PDT)


it is a bluetooth device that enables bluetooth for the ipod

Posted by spencer on December 19, 2005 at 11:42 AM (PDT)


It must be a web-cam! Compatable with all
iPods. The four posts are the legs for the camera and the blue glow is a light source that can be ajustable for difftent effects and flash. In the photo it looks like camera is on its side and the blue glow is a flash that has gone off or is just on stand-by or sleep mode.

Posted by ilee on December 19, 2005 at 11:58 AM (PDT)


Docking station and speakers for iPod- with lights that pulse with the music.

Posted by Julie Lawrence on December 19, 2005 at 12:02 PM (PDT)


Projector for videos/pictures/playlists, etc. It projects from the ipod onto a wall. This is integrated with a decent sounding speaker system as well as a docking system.

Posted by Andi on December 19, 2005 at 12:26 PM (PDT)


It is an ipod integrated subwoofer system that beats to the tune of your ipod.  The blue lights will flicker with each bass boom to give your room that old-school look with a new school beat.  “some of us march to a different beat”

Posted by Jesse on December 19, 2005 at 1:37 PM (PDT)


I think it is a speakersystem with 360 degree array of sound. The white tips in the corners of the pictures are the feet of the system. With a cable the iPod can be linked to the system. On the top people can opperate the system. Also build-in FM-radio.

Offcourse compatible with all iPods.

Blue led-lighting that responds to the beat of the music. Pretty smile

Posted by Issey Tsuneta on December 19, 2005 at 2:06 PM (PDT)


This is the iSight. It is an external speaker/docking station for the iPod. Now you can share the music with your friends while being treated to a lightshow as well.

Posted by Steven Wickman on December 19, 2005 at 3:44 PM (PDT)


It is one of 2 speakers with night mode.
It will look extream cool and sound so good you will think it is alot bigger.
The led’s can stay on or go to the music.

Posted by Miles Carter on December 19, 2005 at 4:50 PM (PDT)


I think the new Rain Design iPod accessory. Is sound dock, speaker system for the iPod. The lights will pulsate to music. In the middle there’s a clock with alarm function.

Posted by Eric Ing on December 19, 2005 at 5:21 PM (PDT)


i think its an ipod dock/speaker that can connect to multiple ports at one time. I guess the lights are just for coolness.

Posted by gamesready4 on December 19, 2005 at 5:29 PM (PDT)


This is a partly spherical ipod dock/speaker sytem. in the front, you insert your ipod into the machine just like a cassette. it doesn’t matter which iPod model you have because this accessory will work with any model. it is pictured from below and the picture is taken through a glass table as the neon light which flashes to the beat of the music reflects off of the table back onto the four alluminum legs. the light also acts as a visualizer while your music is playing. The dock charges your ipod and emits your favorite music using speakers that go all around the circular device. In the front and back, there are subwoofers that play high quality base. on the front there are also two knobs and a few buttons. One of the knobs control the volume, and the other controls the brightness and color of the light wich reflects onto your table. there is a mode button which you push to change the fade, balance, and visualizer effect. in the front there is also a 2.5 inch screen which, not only shows the volume, but the songs title, album, and the artist that produced it. it has the date and time on the screen and has alarm functions to wake you up w/ your ipods music or a radio station as it is also funcional as a radio. It also wirelessly connects to your PC using bluetooth technology and automatically sincs your ipod w/ itunes. it obviously comes w/ a remote control to change the song, volume, ect. It can also wirelessly play music through nearby stereos speakers. This product will cost exactly $139 (without tax) and is called the iSphere!

Posted by Izak Veldsman on December 19, 2005 at 6:20 PM (PDT)

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