Meet the Inventors

Last Thursday three new inventions were selected for development at Eval. We chatted with the inventors of these picks to find out a little more about them and what inspired them to come up with their ideas.  In honor of last week’s guest panelist, Chris Jackson, co-owner of Ted and Honey we also inquired about Read More...

Introducing…the Aros Channel on IFTTT.

Have you heard of IFTTT? It’s a service that puts the internet to work for you, allowing you to create powerful connections with one simple statement: “If this, then that.” Using this simple statement, you can set up customized “Recipes” to program your Aros or any of our smart home products. Recipes are a combination Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 6: Eval Aftermath

The day after Eval is packed for the team.  A lot of handoffs and transitions take place. We outreach to the newly crowned inventors to introduce them to their Invention Ambassador.  Each business unit has a dedicated IA who works with the community on the various influence projects that will open up for ideas in Read More...

The box you build on: Introducing… Cubie!

Tired of tripping over tiny building bricks? Introducing Cubie, the all-in-one storage box and portable building base! With six brick-compatible plates, Cubie opens up endless design possibilities; plus it zips up for easy storage. In its closed position, it even holds blocks in place so you never have to destroy another masterpiece again. Inventor Trotro Read More...

It sticks up for you: Introducing… Auxi!

Say goodbye to sloped shelves and crooked curtain rods! With Auxi you can confidently install, hang, and build all on your own. Auxi features suction cups for stability and an adjustable ledge to hold and support objects, freeing up your hands for other tasks. A flat arm, stopper, and hook can also be attached for Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 5: Eval

We’ve spent the first half of this week giving you the inside scoop on what goes into finalizing the ideas taken to Eval. Since today is Thursday, let’s focus on the event itself. Once the Influence Council has met we can begin contacting inventors. This generally takes place on Wednesday afternoons or Thursday mornings depending Read More...

The Art of Neon

Quirky Presents: The Art of Neon from Quirky on Vimeo. Meet Stephen Conlon. He’s Quirky’s neighbor and a 25-year veteran of the neon sign business. Sure he handcrafted the signature Quirky sign that hangs in the product wing, but it’s his story that really caught our attention. Here’s to all the Stephens of the world—it’s Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 4: The Influence Council

At Town Meeting in February we announced the launch of a bold experiment in community engagement. A council was formed to address the growing concern in the Quirky community about the issue of similar idea submissions, and community members online were an integral part of creating and furthering it. Because they are essentially determining how Read More...

Is This Thing On?

We experienced some technical difficulties last week during Brainstorm, it’s true. The sound wasn’t working, so some of us had to rely on the written word: But with all of that behind us, we’re back and ready to hangout live with our Quirky community! This week’s Wednesday night 6:00pm EST broadcast will span 3 segments: Read More...

Meet the Inventors

We’d like to make bios of recently crowned inventors a regular fixture. We chatted with the inventors from the past couple of weeks to find out a little more about them, what inspired them to come up with their great ideas, and who they are rooting for in the World Cup. Tim Wojcik joined Quirky Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 3: Similars Searching

Yesterday Terence walked you through how idea curation works. Simultaneous with the General Managers’ shortlist is searching for similar products. The business units do their own research before moving ideas to Expert Review, but Terence and I do a deep dive once we get the full list of potential Eval candidates. After understanding an idea, Read More...

Your top shelf: Introducing… Apex!

Just the idea of balancing atop a ladder while juggling various tools has us quaking in our home improvement boots. With Apex, you can take hands out of handy work. This universal utility tray mounts onto most A-frame ladders; simply fit it over your ladder’s top rung. Now you can forget about keeping track of Read More...

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