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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.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter. Under 18? Get your parents’ permission and enter with their email address.
  • Void where prohibited.
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  • Winners will be announced on December 22, 2005.
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I think it is a bottom veiw of a sub woofer the 4 things are feet and the lights simply light the floor bellow posable beat to the music kinda like the light on the bottum of the JBL craetcher 2 speakers

Posted by henry on December 9, 2005 at 9:22 PM (PDT)


An anal probe, obviously found amidst the burning wreckage in Area 51.

Posted by Tyler on December 9, 2005 at 9:45 PM (PDT)


I think this is some new cool iPod FM or other wireless transmitter. The iPod goes in the middle and the four things comming out are antennae for FM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or other transmission.

Posted by Will on December 9, 2005 at 10:08 PM (PDT)


It must be a speaker system with lights that illuninate in various ways according to the music being played.  Kind of like a visualizer.

Posted by Moses on December 9, 2005 at 10:28 PM (PDT)


This new product, after much examination appears to be a’table’ or ‘desk’. The four protrusions from the outside of circle are legs for the table/desk.  The indention on the left is possibly a dock for the ipod, a drawer, a screen to be folded up out of the main table, used to veiw video from the new ipod, or possibly a combination of all three. It may not be anything of the sort ;however, it might be a handle!
The neon colored lights probably are simply to add ‘style’ to the product, but they may pulse o the beat of the music

Posted by Alex Bakshi on December 9, 2005 at 11:33 PM (PDT)


Now you can work and rock out where you want. The iSphere iPod stand is designed to fully integrate with your iPod so you don’t have to compromise on sound quality, aesthetics, or ease of use.  By simply dropping your iPod into the front of the iSphere, you can begin playing music the the powerful speakers cleverly hidden beneath the smooth white polycarbonate plastic.  The four aluminum legs of the iSphere ensure stability, while looking damn cool.  And the iSphere has chic beyond belief with the four cool blue lights that illuminate your musical environment.

Posted by Danny V. on December 10, 2005 at 12:09 AM (PDT)


Well, I think This new mysterious product is a speaker with a docking system on the top, you could change the size of the insert for the desired ipod. You could change the color display, and make it go with the beat of the music.

Posted by Kupan on December 10, 2005 at 12:10 AM (PDT)


My guess is that its a stand, for an iMac G4.

Posted by Tony Mac on December 10, 2005 at 12:50 AM (PDT)


It organizes all the wires within the unit, and the lights are for show. While the stand keeps the computer off the table for better cooling.

Posted by Tony Mac on December 10, 2005 at 12:52 AM (PDT)


bueno amiguetes, no solo son unos magnificos altavoces tipo on tour para nuestro querido ipod nooo, fijaros en esa delicada forma circular en el centro con 4 sugerentes luces azules, ese circulo, ahora oscuro esta esperando a que le demos la orden y empezar el show ¿que show? nuestras fotos, nuestros videos almacenados en nuestro nuevo ipod, si amiguetes es una pantalla, son unos altavoces es un regalo para nuestro ipod video.

Posted by elgonzalo on December 10, 2005 at 1:18 AM (PDT)


Its a table, with a speaker that lets you dock your ipod.

Posted by Jessica Pajimula on December 10, 2005 at 1:56 AM (PDT)


Looks like it is another cool innovation from Rain Design.

I would think it is going to be an award winning speaker for ipod!

It has been a while since we see chute and slick design speaker in the market for ipod. Most of them really look like speaker and I find it quite boring…. Hope my guess is correct and would want to own the slick speaker!

Visited your website and like your other products too…cool and award winning design at reasonable prices…Thumbs up!

Hope u will have more products for Apple users soon!

Your products ROCKS!

Posted by Dawn on December 10, 2005 at 5:11 AM (PDT)


clock docking for i-pod

Posted by Claudia Vitello on December 10, 2005 at 6:03 AM (PDT)


A Wi-Fi (or bluetooth) dock connection between your ipod and your mac. the bluetooth goes to the base rather then to the ipod, then the base sends the signal through a tactilec able to the ipod, which is charging. the lights change color when the transfer is done. stereo speakers are in the back of the dock as well as audio and video out.

Posted by Adam T. on December 10, 2005 at 6:44 AM (PDT)


WE are viewing it from the bottom. the four things are legs. The hole on the left is where you insert your ipod. On top there could be controlls for playing songs. The music would be played through the speakers built in to the sides (next to the ipod insertation port, they’re silver)
O top of it, there could be a sheet of e-paper (electronic paper) to display the song, artist, time etc.

Posted by krobo on December 10, 2005 at 7:05 AM (PDT)


This ipod accesory is a speaker system. The four things on the corners are legs. the hole in the side is a sub-woofer, and the silver rings next to it are speakers (this is the front). On the right side (back) are ports for the ipod, power, any music source. The lights are for entertainment. They flash in patterns to the beat of the music.

Posted by krobo on December 10, 2005 at 7:11 AM (PDT)


What is it? Contest?
An adapter that will enable you to watch videos on an iPod.

Posted by Steven Kennard on December 10, 2005 at 7:45 AM (PDT)


Docking + Speaker System for iPod

Will have Differences color of light according to charging status… (like iBook, PowerBook power cord)

Adjustable lenght of legs (height)

Alarm clock function

Posted by * S U S H I * on December 10, 2005 at 9:10 AM (PDT)


I think its a speaker system that lights up according to the song being played on an iPod. I think the lights will glow brighter or change colors based on the beat of the song. I think it will also be able to charge the iPod while playing the song. Looks great, whatever it is.

Posted by Jeff Harris on December 10, 2005 at 11:20 AM (PDT)


It is a speaker and dock for the iPod. The lights either indicate what it is doing (charging/synching/etc) or they pulse in time to the music.

Posted by cow on December 10, 2005 at 11:23 AM (PDT)

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