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 […]
Kevin Platshon, GoPro’s digital and social manager, stopped by the Quirky office recently. Having invented a new kind of camera, GoPro is definitely shaking up the category. We took the opportunity to ask Kevin a few of our most burning questions. My spirit animal is: an elephant. They are majestic, and look like they have […]
This week, our Product Evaluation is cancelled. Why would we do such a thing, you ask? Well, we’re making a few updates to the broadcast system and increasing the room size. When it’s all said and done, this will improve the overall audience experience. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming on Thursday, October 23rd […]
We love meeting our community members in person. So last weekend, while we were in Cambridge, MA for HackMIT, a 24-hour hackathon for college students, I caught up Anthony Reddington, the inventor of Refuel. Anthony with students at HackMIT While the East Coast has been Anthony’s home for years, he originally hails from Headford, Ireland. […]
More than just another pretty case, Fallback’s functional design integrates a pop-out portable battery to extend the life of your smartphone. Insert the battery through the opening on the case’s inner side, and remove it when charged to minimize the thickness of your phone. Constantly out and about? Carry multiple batteries in your bag and […]
Life can get heavy when you least expect it. With Haul on hand, it’s easy to transport weighty and unwieldy objects at a moment’s notice. Attached to rollers that turn in all directions, this portable dolly features flip-out legs and a retractable handle attached to a strap. With your cargo firmly in place, grab hold of the handle and you’re officially ready to […]
So you’ve got a great invention idea—now what? Before you log onto Quirky to submit that stroke of genius, we recommend reading these 3 important pieces. INVENTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Arguably the most important pre-submission read, the Invention Submission Guidelines lay out some very basic ground rules. We’re a pretty laid-back bunch, but we’re serious […]
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 […]
It should’ve been the perfect root beer float… but you added too much ice cream and not enough soda. Now you’re up the creek with an inferior treat. Float lets you master this subtle art every time. Simply fill Float’s glass with melted ice cream, add the insert, and toss the glass into the freezer. Once the ice […]
It’s October, which means it’s time to break out the sweaters and boots, go apple picking, and of course, gear up for Halloween. It’s also the perfect opportunity to catch up with community member Karen-Fly, a costume designer with a fascination in with All Hallows’ Eve. Here’s what she had to say about her favorite […]
Some products are born overachievers. A light bulb, speaker, and app-enabled intercom in one, Lightcast does everything short of Shiatsu massage. An inventive way to simplify your space, this LED light bulb features a powerful speaker built into its center, perfect for blasting all your favorite jams. Connect the device to your smartphone and—bada-bing!—it turns […]
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 […]
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