Invention Picks of the Week!
posted ago by baron
This Thursday may have been Valentine’s Day, but invention is one process that doesn’t stop in the name of love, so we hosted a special Valentine’s Day Eval despite the amorous festivities. A total of 11 invention ideas were discussed and debated over the course of the evening, with 2 submissions being selected for Quirky’s collaborative development process. If you were off on a hot date during the event (and how could we blame you), here’s a review of Quirky’s newest inventors:
Hailing from Portland, ME, Vuthy Chhloeum is a handyman and inventor who devised a mechanical leaf grabber, capable of hoisting huge piles of leaves in a single motion. His submission featured a working prototype and video, which convinced the Eval crowd of his device’s potential, and set the stage for a successful vote. While several similar products were found on the market, most suffered from terrible reviews, so the design staff saw this as an opportunity to revolutionize the industry with a tool as cool as it is effective. Vuthy’s design will now be reviewed and refined by Quirky’s design staff and community, so keep your eyes open for development projects in the near future. (Video Segment)
The second Eval pick came from inventor Beda-Angelo Pormentilla, who submitted an innovative bike rack aptly named Wingz Rack. While we’ve seen more than a few bike racks in our time, this concept stood out with a unique wing-shaped design, which not only offered a compelling aesthetic, but allowed riders to carry a wide assortment of awkward objects, including books, groceries, and large boxes. An integrated bungee cord sealed the deal for this robust submission, and the Eval crowd needed little convincing when casting their winning votes. While the fate of the name “Wingz Rack” will have to be determined in the product’s Naming phase, we’re hoping that it won’t be long before this disruptive new product is seen on store shelves! (Video Segment)
There you have it folks: another Eval, another batch of bona fide Quirky inventors. If you’d like to watch a full recording of the night’s festivities, you can do so via the video below.