Hey Quirks! Today we’re launching a new program called Quirky Pro. What is Quirky Pro? It is a yearly membership that gives you the following benefits:
- UNLIMITED idea submissions for an entire year
– One guaranteed idea to be placed into “Under Consideration”
– Quirky Pro Kit filled w/ Quirky Swag
– A badge on your profile signifying your Quirky Pro Status
Membership will regularly cost $199, however during this introductory period you can become a Quirky Pro member for just $99!
You can sign up for Quirky Pro one of two ways:
- Go here: www.quirky.com/pro.
– Or when you submit your next idea, you will have the option to pay the standard $10 submission fee, or $99 for a Quirky Pro membershi Read More...
It’s no secret that I’ve wanted the chance to work for Quirky since the first week I stumbled upon the site. This blog post essentially proves that tenacity and passion pay off! I am writing this blog post today from my workstation at QHQ, and I couldn’t be more excited!
I am joining the amazing Tech Team here at Quirky to pull the burden of IT support off of the developers backs so they can focus entirely on development.
Aside from that, I am elated to be able to lend a hand in QA for the features and products that are coming down the pipeline. As an enthused tech hobbyist, I find myself dabbling in code quite often and have a good grasp on what is feasible. It is my hope that this combined with Read More...
For our final Women’s History Month installment, we want to introduce you to one of the US’s first female patent holders:
Margaret E. Knight was born in York, Maine in 1838. She received little schooling, but started work in local factories at an early age. It was the height of the Industrial Revolution in northern New England, when textile factories employed thousands of young women in often dangerous working conditions. Her experience working in these factories inevitably lead Knight to become an inventor; allegedly starting when she was twelve, after she witnessed a loose spindle from a textile machine injure a fellow worker. Naturally fascinated by tools and machinery, Knight invented a cove Read More...
Cargo is moving into production! Our retailers are confident in the product. Take a look at it in the Upcoming Section and help us determine the price, by playing the Pricing Game.
Congratulations to Laura Doty and all of the 71 community members that helped influence the product!
It’s time to dive into some design research for the plug pull and we’d like to tap in to the power of our community. We’re looking for local (New York area) community members who suffer from hand/wrist disabilities causing them to have difficulties pushing and pulling plugs in and out of outlets. If this is you or somebody you know, we’d love to hear from you.
We’re busy working on a variety of concepts and we need some user feedback to ensure we’re creating the best product possible. If you suffer from hand arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle weakness or any other hand disability, we want you. Just think, if the plug pull can make l Read More...
Don’t forget that tonight at 7pm ET we’ll once again be streaming our weekly product evaluation meeting LIVE on our Ustream channel.
Tune in to see how things unfold on our quest to crown new Quirky inventors!
Watch it live, here at 7pm ET.
With Pixies, you can have your cake and eat it too. These toothpicks have a plastic top that suspends aluminum foil or plastic wrap over the top of a meal, keeping your food out of harm’s way. Unlike plain old toothpicks, Pixies won’t pierce your covering and ruin your food’s taste or aesthetic. For the true cake bosses, Pixies are available in assorted colors that will complement your creations. It’s the perfect way to keep your carefully crafted confections in tip-top shape!
Carla Leming’s leftovers didn’t look so tasty. Storing them with traditional methods made them appear messy and unappetizing. She took a cue from plastic pizza toppers and came up with a simple design to keep food intact when wr Read More...
Hi all! While you’re evaluating your fellow inventors’ ideas you’ve probably thought: “There’s something missing here and I know what it is!” Now, you can help your peers hone their ideas by using the Collaborative Suggestion tool: a new part of Quirky that lets you submit great suggestions to ideas that drive those ideas forward. Not only can you collaborate to improve ideas on Quirky, but you will potentially be rewarded with influence for your suggestions.
Here’s how it works as an Influencer:
-Submit suggestions to ideas by placing the mouse cursor over the main text of a submission and clicking on the pencil icon that appears
-Change the text to what you think it should be an Read More...
Slimline is moving into production! Our retailers are confident in the product. Take a look at it in the Upcoming Section and help us determine the price, by playing the Pricing Game.
Congratulations to Leanne Luce and all of the 527 community members that helped influence the product!
As we have made changes to our process to address the issue of similar submissions, we have attempted to create a system that protects people who submit unprecedented ideas. We now have a mechanism for surfacing ideas that are similar to those we place Under Consideration. We review these similar ideas, and if it is determined that an idea we are interested in has been submitted previously, in a form that encompasses the aspects that interest us, we reward the inventor credit to the submitter of the original idea.
After seeing this system work for products such as the Double Sided Iron, and the Emergency Sign, we have decided to make an adjustment to the process. Moving forward, and applying retroactively to the Emerg Read More...
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