What’s your STORY? #QuirkySummer Photo Contest

This summer, we’re asking our community: What’s your STORY? Whether you’re spending the season livin’ easy, thrill seeking, or just plain keeping things cool—we want to see it! Each week, we’ll ask you to submit shots that speak to a particular summer theme. The photo that best represents the theme will win a trio of Read More...

Introducing…the Aros Channel on IFTTT.

Have you heard of IFTTT? It’s a service that puts the internet to work for you, allowing you to create powerful connections with one simple statement: “If this, then that.” Using this simple statement, you can set up customized “Recipes” to program your Aros or any of our smart home products. Recipes are a combination Read More...

What’s your STORY? #QuirkySummer Photo Contest

This summer, we’re asking our community: What’s your STORY? Whether you’re spending the season livin’ easy, thrill seeking, or just plain keeping things cool—we want to see it! Each week, we’ll ask you to submit shots that speak to a particular summer theme. The photo that best represents the theme will win a trio of Read More...

Meet the Inventors

It’s Monday so that means it’s time to introduce our latest inventors to the Community. Richard Everett has only been a member of Quirky for a couple of months, but everyone was blown away with his design for the Origami Toothbrush Holder.  Richard came up with the idea about six years ago when he was Read More...

Fine tune your sound: Introducing… Isophones!

Want to escape the sounds of that screeching subway car, but still hear when your stop is announced? Have a listen: With Isophones, you can customize what you want to hear and tune out what you don’t. Isophones uses a sophisticated technology that enables users to isolate specific sounds and frequencies depending on their environment. Using Read More...

Brainstorm Under Construction…

For the next few weeks, our Wednesday broadcast is being revamped. We’ve recently been experimenting with different segments and formats to see what may or may not be the best material for a broadcast. We want to take a look at what we’ve learned and come back with the best solution. In the meantime, we Read More...

Meet the Inventors

Last Thursday three new inventions were selected for development at Eval. We chatted with the inventors of these picks to find out a little more about them and what inspired them to come up with their ideas.  In honor of last week’s guest panelist, Chris Jackson, co-owner of Ted and Honey we also inquired about Read More...

Introducing…the Aros Channel on IFTTT.

Have you heard of IFTTT? It’s a service that puts the internet to work for you, allowing you to create powerful connections with one simple statement: “If this, then that.” Using this simple statement, you can set up customized “Recipes” to program your Aros or any of our smart home products. Recipes are a combination Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 6: Eval Aftermath

The day after Eval is packed for the team.  A lot of handoffs and transitions take place. We outreach to the newly crowned inventors to introduce them to their Invention Ambassador.  Each business unit has a dedicated IA who works with the community on the various influence projects that will open up for ideas in Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 5: Eval

We’ve spent the first half of this week giving you the inside scoop on what goes into finalizing the ideas taken to Eval. Since today is Thursday, let’s focus on the event itself. Once the Influence Council has met we can begin contacting inventors. This generally takes place on Wednesday afternoons or Thursday mornings depending Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 4: The Influence Council

At Town Meeting in February we announced the launch of a bold experiment in community engagement. A council was formed to address the growing concern in the Quirky community about the issue of similar idea submissions, and community members online were an integral part of creating and furthering it. Because they are essentially determining how Read More...

Is This Thing On?

We experienced some technical difficulties last week during Brainstorm, it’s true. The sound wasn’t working, so some of us had to rely on the written word: But with all of that behind us, we’re back and ready to hangout live with our Quirky community! This week’s Wednesday night 6:00pm EST broadcast will span 3 segments: Read More...

Meet the Inventors

We’d like to make bios of recently crowned inventors a regular fixture. We chatted with the inventors from the past couple of weeks to find out a little more about them, what inspired them to come up with their great ideas, and who they are rooting for in the World Cup. Tim Wojcik joined Quirky Read More...

A week in the life of Eval, Part 3: Similars Searching

Yesterday Terence walked you through how idea curation works. Simultaneous with the General Managers’ shortlist is searching for similar products. The business units do their own research before moving ideas to Expert Review, but Terence and I do a deep dive once we get the full list of potential Eval candidates. After understanding an idea, Read More...

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