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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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Comments

41

Looks like a holder where you can control the iPod via a remote control, and when music is playing the lights start blinking with the rythm of the song. And also sends wireless audio signals to a little device that you plug into any speaker system, so you have a cleaner setup,. You can plug it in the computer to charge and update the ipod and also to the power outlet so you can charge it without moving it from the base. That’s all.

Posted by Francisco Herrera on December 8, 2005 at 10:56 PM (CST)

42

to expensive.

Posted by josh on December 8, 2005 at 11:32 PM (CST)

43

Rain Design has finally done it - they have created the Heart of Gold powered by the Infinite Improbability Drive with the iPod as the pilot!!!! Sign me up!!! Oh, and thanks for all the fish!!!!!!!

Posted by whalebone66 in South Carolina on December 8, 2005 at 11:42 PM (CST)

44

It is a stand with lights that sync to the music which is playing.

Posted by Jeff on December 9, 2005 at 12:05 AM (CST)

45

it is a wireless video management unit. it allows you to send video and/ or music to devices. the ipod sits in the middle of the unit and is iluminated by the blue lights that flicker and flash. and by the way did i mention its portable.

Posted by tom on December 9, 2005 at 12:12 AM (CST)

46

speaker system shown from below….the speakers are similar to bose’s sounddeck? and the light have the option to flash to the music, music like neon in a car can. the ipod will rest inside like in a gyroscope that’d you’d see in space camp

Posted by nclaxman19 on December 9, 2005 at 12:45 AM (CST)

47

I think that it’s an interactive toy with ipod connectivity. Probably looks like some sort of space age robopet or something. I’m guessing it plays music, dances, and lights up to the music.

Posted by Tamara Hartman on December 9, 2005 at 1:08 AM (CST)

48

You plug multiple ipods into the four sides, and the thing plays random tracks from each and displays the info in the centre black bit.

Posted by fallsauce on December 9, 2005 at 2:52 AM (CST)

49

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.

Posted by Adam Fenty on December 9, 2005 at 3:19 AM (CST)

50

It is a home speaker system. The picture is looking at it from the bottom and what you see is the main speaker with lights around it and the 4 legs of the stand and it also is a dock for your ipod to charge and sync with your computer. If it were right side up it would be a foot or so off the ground and could be considered portable.

Posted by Edgar Torrico on December 9, 2005 at 3:59 AM (CST)

51

I think it is a bedside alarm clock with speakers that stands on four legs like a table. You dock your iPod on top and the blue lights are on the bottom so you can set it before going to sleep and turn off the alarm in the dark if you still need to catch a few more Zs.

Posted by Alfredo in Puerto Rico on December 9, 2005 at 5:48 AM (CST)

52

This could only be ONE of TWO things:

•1 Either it is a spherically-ionizing Goa’ould toilette (obvious from the blue “sphincter ring”) favored by non-humanoid aliens everywhere.

Or…....
•2 It’s a brand new, high-tech, light-up, whizz-bang COMPUTER STAND!

My money’s on number 2 (no pun intended).

May the farce be with you…....

Posted by Jim Passin on December 9, 2005 at 7:22 AM (CST)

53

That is definitely a video player for use with the Ipod Video.  Has some cool lights

Posted by Dan Buske on December 9, 2005 at 7:40 AM (CST)

54

looks like an external speaker, sitting on it’s side,with a neon undercoat when sitting flat on a table,and inserting the ipod in the middle of the unit,and when inserted the neon light turns on.

Posted by jay stasonis on December 9, 2005 at 7:41 AM (CST)

55

It looks like a cute little halloween costume for my ipod.  Ipods have feelings too and want to go trick-or-treeting with the rest of us!

Posted by Tommi Brandt on December 9, 2005 at 8:01 AM (CST)

56

I guess this isn’t as complex. To my mind this is a “flashing dock”, that needs obviously an energy source, to light the BACK that we are shown on the picture. There may be other features as already written, but iThink that the main function is to accompany the music you’re listening to.
Another sensible explanation is that this is a fake, to gently laugh at us ;/

Bye

Posted by G' on December 9, 2005 at 8:06 AM (CST)

57

Spheric Speaker system for all dockable ipods featurig two integrated speakers as wells as bass-speaker. Blue light emanating from the interior creates an UFO-like appearance. Its white compact body, which opened interior allows the subwoofer to deliver a surrounding and intense bass response, matches your iPods aura by docking it in its frontal control panel and therefore integrating it into its spherical shape. The iXXX allows synchronisation with iTunes and recharges your iPod while docked and stands on four ressistant metallic legs for more stylish placement.

Posted by AlejandroC on December 9, 2005 at 8:17 AM (CST)

58

It appears to be the underside of a speaker, set on 4 legs.  There are 4 lights inside to make the speaker glow to let you know it is on.  It is a new round design that is enabled to hold the ipod for you.

Posted by Teresa Henson on December 9, 2005 at 8:45 AM (CST)

59

its a dock station, that includes speakers and a big subwoofer. and it have remote control. beacause rain desings want you to be confortable. the blue lite is just a good looking accesorie. it have for legs. and its so simetrical because its made for a center table on a living room .
i hope my idea its the truth. hehehe

miguel cuberos

Posted by miguel cuberos mendez on December 9, 2005 at 8:52 AM (CST)

60

Itza docking speaker system with switchable pulsating blue LED’s.

Posted by photodude on December 9, 2005 at 9:08 AM (CST)

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