This fall, Quirky’s going Back to College with Bed Bath & Beyond® — THE go-to destination for dorm room and back to school gear.
Well, not really… homework isn’t really our jam anymore.
But we ARE working with Bed Bath & Beyond® to develop awesome, solution-oriented products specifically geared toward the college crowd. Over the next few weeks, we’re taking a Back to College Tour to schools around the country to get students on board, and we want you along for the ride.
Here’s the challenge we’re posing to these college students, and to the Quirky community:
Let’s make Back to College products that solve real problems.
We’re talking must-haves, not “nice-to-haves Read More...
Big news on the Splash Stacks front: on January 13th, we made the decision to stop manufacturing the product as it was designed. Despite the hard work of our Asia staff, sourcing team, and manufacturing partners abroad, there were several production issues that prevented certain features of the design from moving forward. The result was a dilution of the overall design, making it less useful and not visually attractive (read: fugly).
Our plan now is to redesign Splash Stacks to make it better suited for matching the production capabilities of our partners and cost goals of Quirky. We’re taking the redesign so seriously, we recently purchased a new bathtub for testing new prototypes (and, well, general tom Read More...
Quirky’s blowing up HSN’s YouTube channel with Click ‘n Cook and other awesome socially-developed products from the weekend’s premiere:
Can’t get enough Quirky on HSN? You’re in luck, Ben will be on live again at 2am tonight to present exciting new products. If you’re impatient, check out all 10 products on HSN now. They have easy payment options, so there’s no need to hold back. Check out scenes from the Quirky HQ viewing party, and then jump back into amazing madness that is product development at Quirky!
Things are heating up at Quirky HQ in the countdown to our live premiere on HSN. Join in the action on Twitter with #QuirkyonHSN, TwitterChat, and Facebook. While you’re at it, we’ve launched evaluation and ideation on product rounds early. Log in to Quirky now to invent, influence and earn!
1. We’ll be monitoring our site activity live through awesome interactive data screens. Comment, vote, and submit on our site during the broadcast and you can get famous.
2. We’re naming the winners for Product 91 and our Promo Item brief. Your winning idea could be announced on air!
3. Right before the show, we’ll be closing out the community evaluations for Product 93 and the Kitchen Organization brief, launching community evaluations for Product 95 and the Cooling brief, and kicking off submissions for Product 97 and our epic Back to College brief. Lotsa action.
4. 10 completely awesome products you had a hand in, and the stories of how those products were brought to life. *tear*
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Verseur was the winner of our Wine Accessory brief with Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk, and it sure looks fine. This sleek looking product has everything you need to open, pour, and cap a bottle of wine. That certainly deserves a round of applause! Place your presale commitments now for just $21.95 ($24.95 retail) in the Quirky store.
Let’s raise our glasses to Angelo Cacchione, a restaurant manager in London, and to the 648 community members who came together to make this happen. Learn more about Verseur’s history here.
Verseur is a wine lover’s multitool, combining everything you need to open, serve, and save your favorite wines. In addition to an easy-to-use corkscrew, Verseur also includes a foil cutter Read More...
Ember was the winner of our Back to College brief, but it’s certainly not just for kids. This portable study lamp delivers power and illumination, when and where you need it. Snatch one up now for just $25.95 presale ($28.95 retail) in the Quirky store.
A big congrats to ideator Judi Sigler, a school counselor from Neligh, Nebraska, and all 495 influencers for a fab product. Learn more about Ember’s history here.
Ember is a portable study lamp that gives you more light and more plugs where you need them. Ember will charge your camera and power your laptop while illuminating your desk, or run your alarm clock and charge your phone while you read a book in bed. Anywhere you need a little extra light or power, Emb Read More...
Tons of fun during tonight’s Town Meeting, folks. If you missed it, check out the recording below:
… And the prologue. We had some technical difficulties, so we hopped on the laptop cam to answer some pre-TM community questions.
Slides coming soon…
Baby, it’s cold outside (especially in NYC!) and summer seems a lifetime away. Probably the last thing on your mind is cooling down. But if we want to create a product for the hot summer months, we better get cracking now.
Let’s make a product for keeping cool when it’s hot.
We’re looking for products that will help keep your home and/or person nice and comfortable when it’s scorching outside. ‘Cause let’s face it – hot fun in the summertime is only possible when you also have a place to cool down.
This week’s brief is co-sponsored by our friends at HSN. Join us by submitting your ideas starting January 24 until January 31. And don’t forget — submissions are free!
Submit your genius idea now.
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