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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.

If you are not a registered member of iLounge, please remember to type your email address in the Comment form below. Any entries without an email address are not eligible for the contest.

Official Rules

  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • 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
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. and international residents.
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  • Winners will be announced on December 22, 2005.
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Posted by Lisa Turner on December 9, 2005 at 7:48 AM (PDT)


It’s a iPod speaker system/dock.
-Has metalic legs(The stand)
-The blue LED lighst pulse to the rhythem of the music.
-The black circle in the middle either shows a colorful visualization, or the mimics the ipod’s display(Song Title, Artist, The Timing of The Song, etc.
-Something that will be more succeful then the Segatoys iZ.

Posted by Anton Jancin on December 9, 2005 at 9:40 AM (PDT)


Is it an Airport Express LED underlit stand?

Posted by Roberto on December 9, 2005 at 9:49 AM (PDT)


This is a ipod docking station stand/speaker system with glowing color changing LED lighting system underneath that beats to the music.

I believe this also has the ability to transmit your ipod music to your home stereo as well with the included A/V ports able to play your ipod videos on your TV.

It is a 2.1 system what we are looking at is the bottom of it showing the sub while the two mid/speakers are on the sides.

Posted by jake pacheco on December 9, 2005 at 10:22 AM (PDT)


It seems to be a universeral ipod docking systems that stands on 4 legs. It also has a built in speaker system, and the blue LED turn on when the ipod is docked to the center of the system. Also looks like an ipod display, when the ipod is attached the blue LED lights turn on and you can display your pictures, videos, and plays music. Similar to the iGo for the mac computers.

Posted by Kodath on December 9, 2005 at 11:05 AM (PDT)


It’s an IPOD Karoke machine with speaker system and IPOD Disco ball. Plug in your ipod and throw Karoke parties while the light stream 360 around the room and the room booms with music. What will they come up with next. it go over great in Asia, they love Karoke.

Posted by Jm on December 9, 2005 at 11:56 AM (PDT)


it is a dock/speaker/stand/display combo. you can see there is what looks like a dock connector and two gold rca inputs on either side.

Posted by jason pope on December 9, 2005 at 12:13 PM (PDT)


This looks like it will be the newest and coolest technology to ever hit the market.  With the coolest Universal docking station for your Ipod, MP3 player, With the cool docking stand you will see a light show that will bring you back to the 70s. With this device in your home “The party will always be at your house”

Posted by Christina Elsfelder on December 9, 2005 at 12:54 PM (PDT)


It is an iPod dockable speaker system. It is orb shaped and you are looking at it from the bottom where the base speaker resides. The upper/mid range speaker are on the top of the unit. The bottom portion is lighted and the lights interact with the music being played through it. The lights face the surface of what the unit is placed on thus creating indirect light for more mood oriented lighting experience. The metal legs raise the unit just well enough to resonate a good rich base sound and the legs are rubber tipped to keep the unit stationary on most surfaces.

Posted by Eric Norman on December 9, 2005 at 1:22 PM (PDT)


This is a docking station/speaker system the picture is taken from the bottom. There is a usb port on the left of the unit so you can sync with you computer. im digging the blue led lights but i think i might be more than that it might use Bluetooth tech to sync your phone as well as wireless speakers.

Posted by Cody Morrison on December 9, 2005 at 2:12 PM (PDT)


I think its a video camera designed for the video iPod.
It looks like it combines a docking station,  and an interface for your TV.
Its very cool looking; if it changes colors to the tunes of the music from the ipod that would be super cool!

Posted by Monesia Brown on December 9, 2005 at 2:14 PM (PDT)


I am going to say it is a docking station with video capabilities. Either that or a really freeky retinal scanner.

Posted by Mark Brooks on December 9, 2005 at 3:16 PM (PDT)


This device is a multitude of things in one great package.  It is a Universal speaker dock for the iPod, which is to be placed in the center, obviously pictured from the bottom.  A very cool feature included is a sensor that “sees” any person near the dock and rotates the iPod so it faces the person for easy access.  Rain design also included a mode where the iPod’s music is muted and relaxing ambient music is played, whose intensity adjusts according to the music being played.  That’s not all!  This device also doubles as a remake of the classic Milton Bradley game “Simon.”

Posted by lilimacmike on December 9, 2005 at 3:52 PM (PDT)


I believe that this product is a docking station for the iPod. In using this product, one can charge his/her iPod and send their music wirelessly to the included speakers. The product also features a clock and alarm function.

Posted by Sandra Hoklas on December 9, 2005 at 4:45 PM (PDT)


An All in one solution for your iPod is my guess. Subwoofer, 2 speakers and dock topped with LED lights which we all love. Looks sleek and eggy raspberry

Posted by David Yu on December 9, 2005 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


A great dock station wi-fi! I think it’s not see by the bottom but by the top! and the (4 leg) is antenna! Hummm put that dockstation on my a/v receiver without need a long firewire or usb cable! smile

Posted by Alexandre Bolduc on December 9, 2005 at 5:03 PM (PDT)


A great dock station wi-fi! I think it’s not see by the bottom but by the top! and the (4 leg) is antenna! Hummm put that dockstation on my a/v receiver without need a long firewire or usb cable! smile

Posted by Alexandre Bolduc on December 9, 2005 at 5:05 PM (PDT)


it is the greatest most affordable ipod speaker/ ipod media center. it combines the blue lights every ipod peripheral needs. it has an ipod docking port to sync and charge, it also has outputs for a tv screen. it has a impressive speaker system simialer to the jbl speaker ring.  it might support direct to ipod downloads of movies and/ or tv shows it has a tivo like interface but has no monthly fee

Posted by codo in florida on December 9, 2005 at 7:40 PM (PDT)


Imagine a place, a place where you and your ipod could live in seclusion.  This “bubble” by rain design is what you have been looking for!  With a 6’ diameter, this is no ordinary lounge chair.  Loaded with speakers that cover every square inch of the bubble, live podcast-updates, and cool flashing blue lights, this is the product that is soon to be found in every ipod fanboy’s home!

Posted by Liz on December 9, 2005 at 8:18 PM (PDT)


This device reminds me of the talking computer HAL….I believe it is an eye that can capture both moving and still images and audio to the ipod…..If it isnt this seems to be the next step because the new imac does it and so do most cell phones…why not on your ipod?

Posted by uncleduck on December 9, 2005 at 9:05 PM (PDT)

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