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...

Two heads are better than one: Introducing… Verso!

Keeping your floors clean can be a messy task. Introducing Verso, a double-sided wet and dry mop that flips, slides, and collapses for a sparkling finish. The easy two-step system features a wet pad for scrubbing and a dry side to sop up contaminated liquid. Verso’s replaceable cartridges eject straight into the trash for hands-free Read More...

Born to fly, built to crash: Introducing… CrashCopter!

Control your drone with your phone. Meet CrashCopter, the app-enabled toy helicopter that glides and collides for explosive fun. It features shell parts that pop off whenever it crashes and sensors in its bumper that shut down the engine to protect it against serious damage. Race ’em, bump ’em, crash ’em—the sky’s the limit! Inventor Read More...

Introducing our partnership with STORY: COOL STORY

Looking for a place to chill this summer? You’re in luck! Inspired by Aros, we’ve teamed up with GE and STORY to bring you a very, very cool experience in NYC. So cool in fact, we’re calling it COOL STORY. From a cold brew bar to ice cream socials and invention stations, COOL STORY is Read More...

The mat that guides you: Introducing… Beacon!

Say namaste to your boring old yoga mat! Introducing Beacon, the smart mat that provides interactive guidance. Beacon communicates via bluetooth or USB cable with your laptop or smartphone to track progress, provide feedback, and help perfect your pose. Thanks to the embedded LEDs and pressure sensors, it turns purple to show you the correct Read More...

Extend your cleaning power: Introducing…Swap!

Dust bunnies, beware! Introducing Swap, the versatile 3-in-1 broom that transforms from broom to duster to extended duster in a snap. The pivoting broom stores a hand-held duster in its shaft for easy access. Need to reach that ceiling fan? Just connect the duster to the telescoping pole. Peter Wachtel—inventor of Grill Wrangler, Mercado, and Read More...

Quirky’s NYC takeover!

While New Yorkers are suffering through this sweltering summer, we’re keeping things nice and cool with our latest ad campaign. In case you haven’t noticed, Ben’s cell phone number is plastered on hundreds of city phone booths, Aros is starring in billboards on practically every corner, and some pretty weird stickers are showing up in 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...

Start shredding the news: Introducing…Kitsy!

Reconsider your litter! Kitsy, the eco-friendly kitty litter creator, saves you the dusty mess. Just add moisture absorbing paper (such as newspaper), odor-absorbing baking soda, soap, and water and let Kitsy take care of the rest. It’ll shred and mix safe and effective litter before you can say meow. Inventor Marc Smith wanted to make Read More...

Meet the Inventor

One of our favorite things at QHQ is getting to know a bit more about the inventors who came up with the ideas we’ve recently chosen at Eval. Chris Mejia grew up in the foothills of the Sierras, but has lived all over the world. He loves exploring different cultures and foods.  It was while Read More...

Relay your power: Introducing…Conduct!

Don’t forget to hit the lights! Introducing Conduct, a device that enables a light switch that is already hardwired to an existing outlet to control any other outlet in your house. Just plug in the transmitter and receivers and you can pick which outlets you’d like to control with your light switch. The transmitter and Read More...

Shield, spray, blast away: Introducing…Hydro Hands!

Ready to upgrade your water fight game? Well, forget balloons and guns. Hydro Hands, the water blasting gloves, not only squirt water, they also shield you for the ultimate wet and wild battle. Connect two gloves to the backpack water tank for double spraying power and check the status of your tank with the pressure 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...

Meet the Inventors

Another week at QHQ and another couple of inventors to introduce to the Quirky Community! Tom Ferguson lives in Shadyside, OH with his wife.  The Ohio University alumni majored in Business and is currently a senior technician at a blow molding operation.  He has always been an inventor and a maker. This Air Force veteran 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...

Beads for Brilliant Minds: Introducing…Circuit Beads!

Arts and crafts time is about to get a whole lot brighter! Circuit Beads features interactive LED beads that allow children to create color-changing designs and learn about circuitry at the same time. Using the circuit guide, combine Circuit Beads to create illuminated creations that’ll light up when properly arranged in parallel, serial, or combination Read More...

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