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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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It’s a space helmet for my parrot.

Posted by dianne hluboky on December 20, 2005 at 9:39 PM (CST)


I believe this is an external speaker system for the ipod and it also doubles as a dock for it too. This follows the iDog trend by giving it lights that change and pulse as the music is played to create an ipod enviornment for the whole room. I feel that the four pegs are not legs but more of controls for volume/play/pause/and playback features. It plugs through the dock port on the ipods to make it compatible with all the ipods to date and for the future as well. The bass for the system will come out of the oval ring on the left side of the picture. It is shaped after a alien craft as mentioned in the “landing Soon” on the website.


Posted by Patrick on December 20, 2005 at 10:21 PM (CST)


Obviously, it’s an “iHEAR”.  You’re able to use your remote control from any corner of the room to AJUST the settings on your iPod as it is DOCKED in the center of the iHEAR Station.  You can use it as a ‘stand alone model’ with surround sound or, have it SYNCHED to your home sound system, home theatre, TVs, or computer syste(s).  The possibilites are endless.  You haven’t heard anything yet—-until you experience the iHEAR.  (by the way, the lights only add to the “show”)

Posted by sheb1 on December 20, 2005 at 10:54 PM (CST)


could be a bottom-mount base/bass sub-woofer (or not), with “light show” elements.

Posted by Erika Sternberg on December 20, 2005 at 10:57 PM (CST)


You Plug your ipod into it. It plays your music through it. While the music is going it uses lights, colors, and flashing lights to get your attention and adding a great experiance to your ipod.

Posted by Cameron Medgaus on December 21, 2005 at 12:20 AM (CST)


This is a Ipod Projector so that when you plug in you new Ipod 5G Ipod you can view slidshows, photos, play videos, listen to music, and just use ur Ipod Video to its full extent.

Posted by Cameron Medguaes on December 21, 2005 at 12:23 AM (CST)


It is a stylish dock connector for the iPod.

It lights up when it is active or syncing.

It COULD also work as an Speaker syste ( although Rain Design does not seem to have ever made speakers before ) for the iPod and also lights up.


Posted by Nagaki on December 21, 2005 at 1:00 AM (CST)


I believe this is some type of wireless speaker sytem we are looking at from below..The unit includes sometype of bluetooth that allows you to send music to it from your ipod.. Turning your ipod into the greatest remote control ever!!!!

Posted by pete watson on December 21, 2005 at 1:51 AM (CST)


Its an EyePod

Posted by Eric Ellis on December 21, 2005 at 1:53 AM (CST)


This contest is now closed for judging entries. Please do not enter. Any additional entries will not be accepted. Thank you and good luck to our participants.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on December 21, 2005 at 3:12 AM (CST)



Posted by t on December 22, 2005 at 9:54 PM (CST)


I don’t care if the contest is over. I really want to win that ipod so let me in!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jon on December 22, 2005 at 9:56 PM (CST)


Why the hell didn’t I win? I had a good answer and close to what it really is…Ah well…better luck next time!

Posted by SmsMasters.co.uk on December 29, 2005 at 8:53 AM (CST)


It looks like Marvin the Martian to me!

Posted by rob1 on January 18, 2006 at 1:21 PM (CST)



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