Well, in the case of the Intempo Perform it means at the press of a button the dock will lower your iPod in to place. You can see it tucked behind the glass in the image on this page.
That place is a neat-looking little cocoon in which your iPod sits behind a protective glass screen away from prying eyes and poking fingers.
As well as the iPod dock you'll find an FM radio, clock, alarm and sleep functions, and a remote control.
It's compatible with all iPod models, though it won't charge the Shuffle, but there's no mention of the iPhone so we presume you'd have to hit airplane mode for uninterrupted use.
Available to buy now (opens in new tab) the Intempo Perform is yours for £130.