Make bathing a breeze while saving your knees with Splash Stacks, now available for a pre-sale price of $34.99 (retail: $39.99) with a threshold of 980 units in the Quirky store.
Remember: community members can earn influence by purchasing in pre-sales, so if you believe in this product enough to commit to it, you can earn a share of the 25 percent up for grabs!
Save your knees at bathtime with Quirky’s Splash Stacks, a convenient bathside cushioned mat. Kneeling on linoleum or tile can really hurt, and leaning on the side of a tub ain’t any better. Splash Stacks lets you sit or kneel in total comfort while bathing your young ones.
Splash Stacks features:
- Water-proof foam cushions that cover both the floor and Read More...
Have a great idea, but lack the $99 to submit it to Quirky? Well, the days of forking over big bucks to give your product a chance to be produced are long gone.
That’s right, as we announced in last week’s Town Meeting, we’re slashing the submission fee for new product ideas from $99 to just $10, starting with submissions for Product 0059.
“But wait!” you say. “Why would Quirky go and do something doggone crazy like that?”
The answer is simple. We are in the business of bringing the best product ideas to market, and we realized that the $99 fee was getting in the way of surfacing those ideas. We have high hopes that this price cut will increase both the quantity and qu Read More...
Remember our Town Meeting and the sad social sales stats that when along with it? Well, don’t look at community member Stephen Markas. Kudos to him for being Quirky’s highest social seller and quite appropriately, this week’s Quirk of the Week! The social media extraordinaire has apparently been singing our praises with referral numbers nearing 25,000. And he’s certainly got the social sales revenue to prove it. Thank you spreading the Quirky love, Stephen, we think you’re pretty stellar too.
It’s time again for a lil’ inspiration, this time for the logo design project for Trek Support.
This project is all about integrating electronics into something wearable. The images shown focus on mixing hard and soft material, displaying technology in an exciting way, and color pops that bring your attention to the right details.
Here’s your chance. Ben will be joining Jay Rogers (CEO of Local Motors) and a list of awesome insiders to propose a panel called How Online Communities Co-Create Complex Real World Products at next year’s SXSW Interactive/Music/Film week.
The panel will talk about how companies are bringing concepts to life through collaborative development. Panelists will be discussing how to nurture ideas so that together, people can come up with cool ways of making them real. I know what you’re thinking — right up our alley!
So far, the following folks have signed on to join Ben and Jay on the panel:
David Ten and Derek Halley (Co-Founders of Ponoko)
Chris Anderson (Editor, Wired Magazine and Founder, Read More...
Industrial Design for Product 55 is in full swing! Jeremy, one of our veteran design interns, explains the research process for this product and gives a bit of insight on one way to look at voting for this round.
Now it’s time to put your thinking caps on, and help us find a great solution to this everyday problem. You’ve got one more day!
It’s that time again. We’re preppin’ for our third-ever live Quirky Town Meeting tomorrow at 6PM EST. Join us on uStream for updates, laughs, some shocking announcements, and answers to all of the questions that have been burning a hole in the back o’ your heads.
The Quirky Town Meeting Channel on uStream
Don’t forget to post your questions and concerns on the forum before tomorrow. We’ll try to address as many of ‘em as possible!
P.S. This event is BYOB.
Out west? Don’t miss Tahoe Tech Talk, taking place September 30-October 1.
TTT ain’t just your average tech conference.
For one, it’ll be in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
For twos, it features a sick line-up of start-up superstars, including wine guy Gary Vaynerchuck; Kevin Rose, founder of Digg; Chris Sacca, a Quirky investor and founder of Lowercase Capital (the coolest VC name EVER) and our very own Ben Kaufman.
And for threes… well… what more do you really need to know?
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Broom Groomer ideator, Bill Ward, swept into our lives early this year and made the world of Quirky that much better! Although his submission was not chosen in the first product round he entered, Bill believed in it and resubmitted. We’re sure glad he did.
Life outside of Quirky (is there such a thing?) consists of inventing toys and running a restaurant in Quito, Ecuador. Hard at work on a second product win, Bill draws inspiration from his wife and 17 month old son, as well as from people who overcome great hardships every day. His goal is to identify a problem, come up with a solution, and then sprinkle a little bit of magic into that solution. Even though he’s not fishing for a compliment, Bill certainly infuses the Quirky-verse with magic whenever he visits!
The Quirky Cloak popped up on this morning’s Today Show, in a feature on “fun finds for every age” that included wearable wallets, Darth Vader-shaped pancakes, and a knock-off of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress. Hrm… we’ll take it.
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