As Ben announced in the video, our first-ever Quirky Summit is coming up this weekend right here at Quirky HQ in downtown Manhattan.
We’re flying in a handful of active users to help us reflect on the past year and plan for the next. If you’re in the New York area and want to join the conversation, well, we’d love to have you!
Just reach out to the Community Team at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at noon, and we’ll hook you up with all the details.
You may have noticed all the order completion emails going out lately for products that will be shipping soon. We hope you’re as excited as we are during this great push for the holidays!
Here’s how it shakes down for your piggy banks:
As people confirm their presales commitments for products in which you have influence, your share of the revenue from each order begins its journey to reality. The dollars and cents due to you move from Potential Earnings and will be tracked behind the scenes while we work to fulfill orders and collect payment. For items which are not immediately shippable, you’ll have to wait patiently until they actually roll out of our warehouse doors and into happy customers’ han Read More...
This week, we’re kicking off the development of a brand new consumer electronics product, just in time for CES 2011. We’re throwing our “under-$150-no-integrated-software” rule out the window for this one.
Let’s come together and invent something amazing to unveil at CES 2011.
We will be launching this week’s winner at the world’s best-attended consumer electronics media event, held during the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This means that the winning product will instantly enter the radar of media representatives from around the world! (The excitement is killing us too.)
The sky’s the limit here, so let’s create something truly technologically awesome. Robots, anyone?
Submit your idea here.
Let’s be real — there are few things in life that are suck more than Black Friday crowds.
Why leave the house unless you really have to? Get all your holiday shopping done right in the comfort of your home (WTF-blanket and Brandy-spiked cider optional).
The Quirky store has loads of holiday specials on products shipping for the holidays. Snag a Space Bar for your techie dad, Travelstacks for your neat freak mom, a Click n Cook for your sis’s new apartment, and a Cloak for your Apple fanboy bro. There’s something for everyone, and the added bonus of sharing the awesome story of how you helped bring your gift to life.
In between gobbling up turkey, tofurky, and drool-worthy products on Quirky, let’s take time to recognize what’s really important: football family! We’re taking tomorrow off to spend some quality time with our televisions relatives. We’ll be back bright and early on Friday for you guys, our other family. Try not to miss us too much!
What we’ve been doing the last few weeks…
Once we found out Digits would be going to production, we took a second look at the product, for usability and manufacturability.
With the original design, our manufacturing partners were not confident that a safety pin the size of Digits would be strong or usable. For this reason we started to investigate changing the method of attachment. We still wanted it to pierce through the glove, so it would not fall off, so we revised the design to be more like a push pin. The final concept that the factory approved will be a push pin style pin that you push through the glove with your finger. The sharp point gets pushed to the outside where it snaps into the front part of the digi Read More...
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” - William Shakespeare
Now good ol’ William Shakespeare knew a thing or two about plays, but as his musings apply to product naming… well we think he might be a tinge off. Product naming is anything but arbitrary, especially in the case of products that are meant to support and interact with existing products, like Product 66, our new closet organizer. We recently made the decision to change the name of this product from Stack Pack to Style File, and we wanted to explain why in order to share some things we consider when making name choices.
We’re designing this product to enhance one’s persona Read More...
If your under-desk cable jumble is as frightening as ours, get thee to the Quirky store and commit to a Plug Hub ASAP. And if not… well, do it for us. Plug Hub is now available for just $23.95 presale, $28.95 retail, with a threshold of 1200.
Keep your cords clean and concealed with Plug Hub, an under-desk cord management station that hides your power strip and cords in one discreet unit.
– Three openings on the top of the unit direct your cords neatly to your power strip.
– Three integrated cord anchors let you wrap up and hide longer cords.
– Sit Plug Hub on its rubber bottom or on its back, or mount it to a wall or the bottom of a desk. Holes on the bottom of the unit also Read More...
Hey there all you quirky boys and girls!
After a few months of helping the Quirky design team push your brilliant ideas through our crazy process, I think it’s about time I introduce myself.
I’m Adam… nice to meet you!
I have been freelancing at Quirky for a few months, but I am happy to announce, I’m here to stay. I can’t begin to tell you how exhilarating it is working at Quirky. Not only is there more energy and passion running through this office than any other, but having an enormous community with an equal amount of passion working with us is truly inspiring.
Previous to Quirky, I had been working for product design consultancies around NYC, but none of them were quite Read More...
Being the attentive Quirks you are, you may have noticed that we have awarded another winner, Jim Young, for the Stack Pack Industrial Design project, resulting in a grand total of three winners. As we always say over at the QH, we are committed to giving influence to any submissions that lend inspiration throughout the design process. At the start of this ID phase, we saw ourselves headed in a direction largely influenced by a combination of Gine Benadum and Xiaomeng Ren’s submissions.We liked the idea of the shelves being contained as its own product like in Gina Benadum’s submission, and we also liked the versatility that Xiaomeng’s offered by allowing users to pack any number of sweaters bet Read More...
Ho, ho, ho! (Too early?)
We’re releasing limited quantities of FOUR brand new products, just in time for the holidays:
Order confirmation e-mails got sent out this afternoon. We’ll be fulfilling all commitments on a first-come, first-served basis, and supplies are limited… so don’t wait to complete your order if you’re hoping to receive one (or all) of these products by Christmas!
And this is just the beginning. Keep your eyes on your inboxes in the coming weeks as we continue to move products out of production and into your hands for the holidays.
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