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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

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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 5:57 PM (CST)


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 7:21 PM (CST)


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 8:54 PM (CST)


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

Posted by Diane Hernandez on December 18, 2005 at 10:58 PM (CST)


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 19, 2005 at 12:50 AM (CST)


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 2:38 AM (CST)


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 9:47 AM (CST)


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 10:51 AM (CST)


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 12:31 PM (CST)


it is a bluetooth device that enables bluetooth for the ipod

Posted by spencer on December 19, 2005 at 1:42 PM (CST)


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 1:58 PM (CST)


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

Posted by Julie Lawrence on December 19, 2005 at 2:02 PM (CST)


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 2:26 PM (CST)


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 3:37 PM (CST)


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 :)

Posted by Issey Tsuneta on December 19, 2005 at 4:06 PM (CST)


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 5:44 PM (CST)


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 6:50 PM (CST)


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 7:21 PM (CST)


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 7:29 PM (CST)


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 8:20 PM (CST)

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