Brainstorm Aftermath and Recap

Below are the results from this week’s Brainstorm session, featuring the collaborative work of our designers, invention ambassadors, and community members (click either image for a larger version): Product 275: Slim iPhone Charger and Stand Product 296: Retractable Jumper Cables The full feed for the brainstorm can be viewed here: Video streaming by Ustream That’s the […]

Cut Cardboard Safely: Introducing…Box Bug

Kids love making things out of cardboard. From forts to cars to swords and shields, a child’s imagination can transform this versatile material into virtually anything as long as they have the right tools. Enter Box Bug – a box cutter designed with children in mind. Within its clear plastic body are cardboard gripping plastic […]

This Week’s Brainstorm Preview

This week, we’ll brainstorm two very different ideas: one charges your phone, the other jumps your car, but both have the potential to become a stunning new Quirky product. The two new topics that will be discussed today at 6pm EST are: - Slim iPhone Charger and Stand - Retractable Jumper Cables If you’re new to brainsto Read More...

Quirky Product Eval 101

Quirky Product Evaluation is arguably the most important part of the Quirky process. It is the result of days and weeks of submissions, votes, comments, revisions, and staff picks for Under Consideration, all culminating every Thursday night at 7pm EST in the top 10 – 15 ideas submitted by you. Over the course of an hour or Read More...

Happy Birthday to Japan’s Edison

Who holds more patents than Thomas Edison and once ran for governor of Tokyo? None other than Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu, the loveable national hero of Japan famously known as the self-proclaimed world record holder for the most inventions ever. Today marks the 84th birthday of the man affectionately called Dr. NakaMats, who has set a […]

Bike Pack to Back Pack. Introducing…Courier

Any cyclist will tell you that there comes a time when you need to carry something while you ride. Traditionally this has been addressed with backpacks, messenger bags, fanny packs, baskets, and panniers, all of which are big and cumbersome. What if you just want to bring a raincoat or light jacket with you? O Read More...

Invention Picks of the Week!

Denyveaus Sells, inventor of Iron Station, is a Residential Housing Contractor from Tulsa, OK who came up with a great idea for closing off balloons. Denyveaus’ 7 and 8 year old children were playing with balloons and asked him to tie them closed. Knowing his children are quite independent, he tried to teach them how Read More...

This is Why I’m Cool: A History of Air Conditioning

Since Neolithic man first raised a disapproving glance towards the summer sun, humanity has been locked in an annual battle to stay cool and dry. From rural Malaysia to the streets of Manhattan, heat is the world’s biggest party pooper, and as we struggle with summer’s first heat wave, Quirky would like to give props […]

Underwater optic. Introducing… Clear Span.

Clear Span is a set of swimming goggles, made from a single piece of clear silicone. The one piece construction and singular goggle window allow for better underwater vision than traditional goggles. The double zip-tie style band gives Clear Span a secure fit and makes it easy to put on, remove and adjust, while the […]

Brainstorm Aftermath and Recap

Below are the results from this week’s Brainstorm session, featuring the collaborative work of our designers, invention ambassadors, and community members (click either image for a larger version): Product 351: Custom Candy Product 310: Detachable Stapler The full feed for the brainstorm can be viewed here: Video Read More...

It’s in the bag. Introducing… Overcoat.

One of the biggest problems with umbrellas is that, well, they get wet. Overcoat tackles the issue of “what do you do with your wet umbrella once you get out of the rain”  by adding a waterproof bag to the handle. This allows you you to seal your wet umbrella so you can stash it […]

Invention Picks Of The Week!

Jacob Riesgaard a cable and antenna maintenance specialist from Delta Junction, Alaska on a lot of his projects in the workspace he has set up in his garage and found all of his power cords were prone to falling behind his workbenches or getting tagged. He thought it would be great if he could wrap his power cords around h Read More...

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