The best and worst video pitches ever

Fact: People spend 100% more time on pages with videos than on those without. And on Quirky, a video in your submission translates to twice as much facetime with those who view it. That can only help your chances at being a Quirky inventor, right? Right! We’ve taken the liberty to create two video pitches […]

5 teen inventors that are changing the world

Lately, we’ve been noticing quite a few impressive inventions coming from young minds. These ambitious teens are solving some pretty big problems, and they’re well on their way to changing the world for the better. Like we’ve always said, when it comes to inventing, age ain’t nothing but a number. 1) Inspired by his grandfather, […]

Get weird before you get real

David Cole is our head of retail store design and experience. He’s in charge of bringing the Quirky brand to physical life, from events to in-store displays. It’s a tough job with unique challenges and it requires an immense amount of creativity to stay a step ahead of the competition. Recently, David and his team […]

Product in development: Freewheel

Inventor Rene Diaz submitted the idea for Freewheel back in December. He dreamed of remote controlled wheels that kids could attach to just about anything. With help from the community, we got rolling on developing Rene’s inventive toy idea. As Freewheel came to life, we started to see a bigger vision for it. Marketing it […]

3D printer 101 with Andrew Brase

Andrew Brase manages Quirky HQ’s “shop”, which houses everything from basic tools to state-of-the-art equipment for product making and modeling. He’s a bona fide expert when it comes to 3D printing technology, but he only became a pro through good ol’ trial and error. Andrew knows our complex printers inside out, and for the most […]

Meet 3D Hubs

In an effort to exchange ideas about the product development process, we’ve been co-hosting regular Meetup events with local tech companies. Most recently, we teamed up with 3D Hubs, a service that connects makers with 3D printers in their area. We asked Max van Oirschot, one of 3D Hub’s staff writers, to explain how 3D […]

Shield your outlets: Introducing…Breaker!

Breaker turns any outlet into a safer GFCI outlet without any rewiring. Simply retrofit your existing outlets with Breaker to prevent your little ones from dangerous accidents caused by sticking objects into the socket. Dario Ferreira knew there had to be a way to child-proof outlets without hiring an electrician. He invented Breaker, and thanks […]

5 tips for tapping into your creativity with Kar Kay Ho

As one of Quirky’s senior graphic designers, Kar Kay Ho designs and oversees all the imaginative visuals you see in our emails, shop, and platform. But it’s what he does in his free time that really caught our eye. He’s a talented artist who creates fantastical renditions of the people and places around him. “I […]

Have a blast while it lasts: Introducing…Nova!

Nova is an interactive game that gives puzzles a whole new dimension of fun. Designed for all ages, this ball features foam puzzle pieces that attach to the core magnetically and pop off when the timer goes off. Play hot potato or race against friends to solve the puzzle before it explodes! Thanks to Inventor […]

Follow SlideRider’s wild ride!

When we launched SlideRider back in April, we knew it was going to be a crowd pleaser, but we never anticipated the kind of A-list attention it would attract. After receiving high praise on the Internet from Drew Carey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, PeeWee Herman, and other celebs, SlideRider was fast-tracked for development. As is the […]

Make your mark on breakfast: Introducing…Pixel!

Chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream, oh my! Could waffles get any better? With Pixel, they can. This customizable waffle iron allows you to create unique designs every time. Make a masterpiece by pushing in the dimples on the silicone tray to make your own pattern and locking it into place. Then pour the batter over the […]

Vote for Shake!

Shake, our sand-sifting beach bag, is up for Cooper Hewitt’s 2014 People’s Design Award (whoop whoop!). Cast your vote right here! The polls close at 6pm ET on October 6th, and you can vote again every 24 hours. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards Gala in New York City on […]

The best and worst video pitches ever

Fact: People spend 100% more time on pages with videos than on those without. And on Quirky, a video in your submission translates to twice as much facetime with those who view it. That can only help your chances at being a Quirky inventor, right? Right! We’ve taken the liberty to create two video pitches […]

Invention on the Street: Halloween Dog Parade

Goblins, ghouls, and pomeranians dressed like pumpkins—that’s what Halloween is all about, right? Right. So to get in the spooky spirit, we sent Anna, our Invention on the Street correspondent, to the 24th annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Along the way she encountered canine cowboys, four-legged freaks, and puppy princesses. In between oohs […]

More juice, less mess: Introducing… CitriPour!

We’re majorly juiced about CitriPour, the handheld juicer that makes OJ prep splat-free. To use, simply insert half an orange (or your preferred citrus fruit), press down hard several times, and soon fresh juice will be ready to be poured from the spout. When the ball inside is flipped 180˚, CitriPour becomes a reamer, so you can […]

5 teen inventors that are changing the world

Lately, we’ve been noticing quite a few impressive inventions coming from young minds. These ambitious teens are solving some pretty big problems, and they’re well on their way to changing the world for the better. Like we’ve always said, when it comes to inventing, age ain’t nothing but a number. 1) Inspired by his grandfather, […]

Be aware of your air: Introducing… Airwave!

Radiation! Carbon monoxide! Propane! In a dangerous world, Airwave is truly a breath of fresh air. Place this connected sensor anyplace in the house where oxygen quality is a concern. Is cigarette smoke wafting into the baby’s room from next door? Is gas steadily slithering out of the stove? When the sensor’s light is blue, […]

Chills cans, not hands: Introducing… Isolator!

It’s a familiar scene at any tailgate party: The beer is cold, but the sandwiches are soggy, and sad faces abound. Thankfully, Isolator is here to save the day. This ice cooler’s clever design incorporates a metal tin that separates food and drink from ice and water. Simply line the inside of the cooler with […]

Get weird before you get real

David Cole is our head of retail store design and experience. He’s in charge of bringing the Quirky brand to physical life, from events to in-store displays. It’s a tough job with unique challenges and it requires an immense amount of creativity to stay a step ahead of the competition. Recently, David and his team […]

Fight for the light: Introducing… Conquest!

Talk about a game changer. Gather up your rowdiest friends for a round of Conquest, a high-tech update of two popular pastimes: Capture the Flag and Capture the Base. In the former, the flag lights up red or blue to indicate which team is currently on guard. It turns purple when intercepted by a crafty […]

4 quick tips for perfecting your invention pitch

If you’re serious about your invention, you should be just as serious about your submission. But getting your idea down on paper is one of the toughest parts of being an inventor. Staring at a blank submission page can be a bit daunting, so we’ve put together some easy tips for crafting a polished pitch […]

A Sound Connection: Introducing… Vivo!

Welcome to your new command center. Vivo is a smart home audio system that wirelessly streams music, operates as an intercom, and keeps you abreast of the world around you. It’s got two detachable wireless speakers attached to a base, which also functions as a wireless hub. Plus, its touchscreen interface pings you with real-time […]

Defuse or lose: Introducing… Blast!

Mess with the best, get drenched like the rest. That’s Blast’s motto. A splashy take on the “disarm” sequence from online games, Blast is a transparent globe that features a ring of eight colorful LED lights and four powerful spray jets. There are several modes of gameplay, but ultimately the rules are simple: As the lights […]

Product in development: Freewheel

Inventor Rene Diaz submitted the idea for Freewheel back in December. He dreamed of remote controlled wheels that kids could attach to just about anything. With help from the community, we got rolling on developing Rene’s inventive toy idea. As Freewheel came to life, we started to see a bigger vision for it. Marketing it […]

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