May 17th, we’ll be streaming news, updates, and exciting announcements direct from Quirky HQ, including an update on the results from our Presale and Product Evaluation Task Forces. More details to come, but clear your schedules now.
Kitchen storage has never looked so good. Ridge is an elegant kitchen rail system that lets you hang your kitchenware out in the open, so you can save space in your cabinets. Ridge is completely modular, so you can mix and match the hooks and attachments to fit your needs.
Ridge was the collective brainchild of ideator Vincent Vedie and more than 600 community members. This solution is now available in the Quirky store for $94.99 presale ($99.99 retail) with a threshold of 1700.
– Nine-piece rail, hook, and attachment set.
– Use any combination of hooks and attachments to fit your kitchen storage needs.
– Easy installation: just screw the rail into the wall using the included screws, and ha Read More...
Product 82, Brian Wethington’s Fast-Boiling Kettle submission, has presented us with a wonderful engineering and prototyping challenge over the past couple of months. We strive to make a certain amount of selections at eval that really push us out of our comfort zone, but with the knowledge that if we get it right it will be a killer product. With this approach, you expect that there will be times that we fail.
We have approached the kettle submission from a variety of directions. Early on in the process, we expected that Brian’s clever core concept of an internal chimney was a strong direction for open flame heating, but inherently inefficient for electric stoves. Shutting out a huge proportion of the market was u Read More...
So you did it. You just shelled out several hundred bucks for the iPad 2. You want the world to know, but you also want protect it. The Smart Cover is great and all, but it leaves the back of your ‘Pad a little, well, naked. Other cases cover the entire iPad 2, but you haven’t found one that’s quite your cup of tea. What to do?
We have a solution: Fender, a clear plastic bumper that protects your iPad 2’s sides and corners, without encasing the entire unit. Fender complements and is fully functional with the Apple Smart Cover, for times when you also need front coverage.
Rene Diaz (“Gyro”) submitted this idea to our iPad 2 accessories brief, Vincent Vedie contributed the design, and 636 influencers chipped in to Read More...
There hasn’t been much innovation in garment upkeep since the invention of the lint brush. This week, we’re going to change that.
Let’s make a product that helps you care for and maintain your garments.
In this brief, we’re going to attack dryer lint, pet hair, cotton fuzz, and everything else that keeps your clothes from looking the best they possibly can. Let’s create solution-oriented products that help your clothes keep longer, so you can get more use out of them. Consider the wide variety of fibers and materials out there, as well as the different methods of upkeep.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 2, at 12 noon ET and submissions are free! Submit your idea here.
Congratulations to our two eval selections this week, announced live on HSN!
Eval 123 (regular eval)
Selected: Car Wash Sponge System
Inventor: Jim Siegrist
Picked as a wild card, this submission was an interesting twist on car cleaning. Market felt that it has mass appeal, and Design is interested in its potential as a line extension to Sudsi. We think there is plenty for the community to get involved with here, and now that it is warming up a bit, everyone can get outside and experiment with ways to improve Jim’s submission.
Eval 124 (Paper Towel Holder brief)
Selected: Spin And Lock Holder
Inventor: Gideon Weinwerth
This stimulated a lot of debate. It’s a complex patent landscape when it comes to mechanized Read More...
Good Friday just got better.
Quirky is coming at you live on HSN today, at two time slots:
9:20am ET & 1pm ET
Quirky founder Ben Kaufman will be showing off new products and old favorites to a worldwide audience of millions to kick off HSN Innovation Weekend.
We will be chatting throughout the show on Twitter using hashtag #QuirkyOnHSN. Join in!
Scrubbing the bathtub? So last millennium. Instead, use Sudsi for a squeaky clean bathroom, minimal effort required. Sudsi is an electric cleaning tool with three interchangeable heads, so you can polish every part of your bathroom, from your tiles to your toilet, without getting on your hands and knees.
Plus, Sudsi’s so versatile, it works outside the bathroom too. Once you see how easy it is to use, you’ll never clean manually again.
Sudsi is now available in the Quirky store for a presale price of $65.99 (retail $69.99) and a threshold of 3000. Big props to Michael Mattox a.k.a. Popeye (argh!) and the 494 community members who threw down for this product!
– Three interchangeable heads: brush for scr Read More...
The tech team just rolled out several improvements to our commenting system, thanks in large part to community feedback.
New features include:
- Ability to thumbs up/down on comments, so you can “thumbs up” any comment that you find particularly constructive or insightful. Once you click on either thumb, the button will turn from grey to blue.
- Comment rating bar, to show the ratio of thumbs up/thumbs down. The bluer the bar, the more thumbs up!
- Automatically rolled out replies, to make the flow of conversation easier and more focused.
We’d love to hear what you think. Tell us in the forums!
Put down that sub. Step away from those chips. We have a healthy lunchtime alternative, and all it requires is a couple minutes and a microwave.
Nükit is a portable microwave steamer container, perfect for cooking up veggies and other healthy foods while at work or on-the-go. The brainchild of Cathy Wilson, this product was influenced by 555 people and is now available for $26.99 in the Quirky store.
Nükit is packed with features that make quick, easy meals even quicker and easier.
– Dishwasher-friendly glass container that holds up to 30oz (about 4 cups), with plastic lid.
– Food-safe silicone steam basket, with plastic handles for safe removal.
– Food-safe silicone casing with m Read More...
We’re super pumped to remind you that this FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND, Ben will return to the HSN airwaves to bring you the latest and greatest products from the Quirky labs. The anticipation is so thick you can feel it. Can you feel it? Can you feel it???
Okay, so we’re a little excited. But what can we say? It’s been a crazy couple of months since our last show, and we’ve been dying to show off new products and share what we’ve been up to.
So mark your calendars and tune in:
Friday, April 22
2 shows: 9am and 1pm ET
Find your local HSN channel here or watch HSN live on your PC.
Count down with us here, and don’t forget to join in on the pre-show excitement on Twitter using hashtag #QuirkyOnHSN.
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