We know what you did this #QuirkySummer…

From BBQs to beach days, this summer was jam-packed with sunshine and carefree fun. Along the way, we asked you to document your summer experiences with #QuirkySummer. Now—as our favorite season comes to end—let’s celebrate some of the snapshots that caught our eye! Week 1 winner: Kickoff to a cool summer Week 2 winner: Celebrate Read More...

Invention on the Street: Coney Island

For the second installment of Invention on the Street, we sent Anna to New York’s Coney Island. She hit the boardwalk and combed the beach to see what unsuspecting sunbathers had to say about invention. From gerbil castles to pint-sized chainsaws, these sun-chasing strangers were just full of surprises… Stay tuned for more Invention on Read More...

Ben Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Is your newsfeed flooded with people dumping ice on their heads? What gives, right? Well, it’s all part of a campaign to raise awareness for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. This morning, Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman accepted the #IceBucketChallenge. Not only did he donate to the cause, he also let us dump a bucket of Read More...

Quirky 2.0: Our Learnings So Far

Quirky 2.0, our collaborative platform rebuild, is in full swing. We’ve sifted through all your feedback, including research from years past and your latest suggestions. And here are the top issues we’ve identified with the current Quirky platform: 1) There’s no easy way to work with other Community members on the platform 2) The ratio Read More...

Quirky 2.0: Our Collaborative Platform Rebuild

Since 2009, we’ve been working hard to make invention accessible. We do that by bringing transparency, openness, and approachability to an otherwise mystifying industry. Basically, we’ve invented a new way to turn great ideas into real products—and we’re only able to accomplish this because of our invention platform. But just like the ideas we see Read More...

What’s your STORY? #QuirkySummer Photo Contest

This summer, we’re asking our community: What’s your STORY? Whether you’re spending the season livin’ easy, thrill seeking, or just plain keeping things cool—we want to see it! Each week, we’ll ask you to submit shots that speak to a particular summer theme. The photo that best represents the theme will win a trio of Read More...

Throwback Thursday: Meet Marc Zech

We’re throwing it back to May 2013 when we met one of Quirky’s most prolific inventors, the one and only Marc Zech. He’s the brains behind Bandits, Port Power, and many more. And as we learned last year, this Hamburg, Germany native is also just a pretty awesome guy. Check out the #TBT video above Read More...

Eat cake, not wax! Introducing…Sidelighters!

Oh for cake’s sake! Introducing Sidelighters, the L-shaped candle holders that easily attach around the sides of your cake to create a beautiful ring of fire. Keep dripping wax away and fancy frosting looking sweet. Inventor Roy Johnson dreamt up Sidelighters because messy candles shouldn’t ruin a perfect party. No matter how you slice it, Read More...

Bringing Aros to Life

Building an air conditioner that’s insanely smart and good looking is no small feat. Without the dedicated technicians at our tooling and manufacturing factories, Aros simply wouldn’t exist. Even inventor Garthen Leslie is in awe of the work that goes into each and every A/C unit. “The manufacturing process is often a mystery to people,” Read More...

Never bin easier: Introducing… SwingCan!

Your least favorite chore is about to get a serious upgrade. Introducing SwingCan, the reimagined trash can that takes the stress and mess out of garbage disposal. A hatch in SwingCan’s front opens right up, allowing you to easily remove your trash bag without any rips or spills. Inventor Bradley Sippl was fed up with Read More...

Drive and Dive: Introducing… Quest!

Shouldn’t your toys be as adventurous as you are? Introducing Quest, the app-enabled submarine that can cruise on land and dive deep into water. You’ll make a splash at the pool or at the beach with this awesome amphibious tank! The central propulsion system controls your depth while the rear propellor moves you forward. Endlessly Read More...

Fly without the pressure: Introducing… Equalizers!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your next flight. Introducing Equalizers, pressure-equalizing earbuds that prevent painful popping and airborne discomfort so you can travel in comfort! Equalizers’ earpieces come in different sizes for adults and children so everyone is prepared for take-off. With one button for music and another for microphone and conversation mode, you can Read More...

Pinpoint your property: Introducing…Tracer!

Tired of constantly misplacing your keys or wondering where you left your backpack? With Tracer, you can forget it. Simply attach this tracker to your belongings and view its location from anywhere on your mobile app. You can’t lose! With the help of 1,143 community influencers, electronic engineer HighQ thought up the perfect solution for Read More...

We know what you did this #QuirkySummer…

From BBQs to beach days, this summer was jam-packed with sunshine and carefree fun. Along the way, we asked you to document your summer experiences with #QuirkySummer. Now—as our favorite season comes to end—let’s celebrate some of the snapshots that caught our eye! Week 1 winner: Kickoff to a cool summer Week 2 winner: Celebrate Read More...

Keeps your washer drier: Introducing… AirDry!

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh laundry? Don’t let a dirty washing machine cramp your style. Mildew and mold growth can ruin your clothes and leave them dirtier than before. Enter AirDry, the door prop that allows air to circulate and evaporate remaining water so your machine is ready for laundry day. Read More...

Meet the Inventors

Last week with Andre at the Eval helm we discussed six new ideas and selected two for development.  Here is a little more on the masterminds behind the chosen ideas. Diana W has been with Quirky for about a year and a half.  She lives in the Netherlands in a small town between The Hague Read More...

Four-alarm fun: Introducing…Spout!

Sound the sirens! Introducing Spout, the child-sized electric fire truck that your kids can drive around the backyard. Spray water at friends and put out imaginary fires with the refillable water tank and connected hose. It’s your little firefighter-in-training’s dream come true! Inventor Thrifty wanted kids to give kids a shot behind the wheel so Read More...

Chill, heat, eat: Introducing… CoolOven!

Your kitchen is about to get cooler. Introducing CoolOven, the all-in-one appliance that keeps doughs, batters, and meats cold until you’re ready to bake! CoolOven combines the refrigeration features of a thermoelectric cooler and the baking ability of a toaster oven. Now you can prep in the morning, set the timer, and have fresh, hot Read More...

Quirky 2.0: Inventing Together

Quirky was founded on the principle that bringing an invention to life all on your own is nearly impossible. And while we’ve worked hard  to break down the barriers that stand between a great idea and a great product, it’s clear we missed the mark when it comes to enabling community collaboration. And through this Read More...

Invention on the Street: Coney Island

For the second installment of Invention on the Street, we sent Anna to New York’s Coney Island. She hit the boardwalk and combed the beach to see what unsuspecting sunbathers had to say about invention. From gerbil castles to pint-sized chainsaws, these sun-chasing strangers were just full of surprises… Stay tuned for more Invention on Read More...

Ben Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Is your newsfeed flooded with people dumping ice on their heads? What gives, right? Well, it’s all part of a campaign to raise awareness for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. This morning, Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman accepted the #IceBucketChallenge. Not only did he donate to the cause, he also let us dump a bucket of Read More...

Master your martial art: Introducing…Striker!

Put up your dukes! Striker is an app-enabled trainer that’ll help you master the martial arts. Simply wrap the smart fabric around any existing punching bag to upgrade your routine. It features pressure sensors and LEDs to guide your workout and help you meet your fitness goals. Endless combinations can be programmed or downloaded from Read More...

Meet up with Shapeways and Quirky in NYC on August 19th!

Want to wrap up your summer with a little creativity? We’ve partnered with 3D printing marketplace Shapeways to bring you a night of inventing, 3D prototyping, and networking at our headquarters in Chelsea. Join us on Tuesday, August 19th at 6:30pm ET, or watch us live on https://www.quirky.com/live. Vector will lay down some truth about product Read More...

Meet the Inventors

We had our first Eval of the quarter last week.  Seven ideas were discussed and debated.  In the end we had two new inventions chosen and one explore.  Here’s a little more info on our latest crop of Quirky inventors. Chad Buckey is no stranger to Quirky.  He is the inventor of Spray On Temporary Read More...

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