The Robot Butler campaign fakes out the future

Last week, a mysterious new company emerged on the tech scene: Robot Butler Inc. They announced their arrival with an enticing teaser clip and the promise of a fully autonomous robot that’ll cater to your every whim: The next day, empty Robot Butler boxes appeared on street corners in major cities around the country, further […]

Never let the fire expire: Introducing…Refuel!

There’s no bigger BBQ bummer than an empty propane tank. With Refuel you’ll always know when your tank is dangerously low. This app-enabled indicator tracks your usage and sends alerts to your smartphone before you find yourself in a cookout conundrum. What’s more, thanks to the WINK app, you can check your levels from anywhere. […]

On the first day of my second year of 8th grade…

It was a warm September morning when I arrived at my new school, ready and excited for yet another go at 8th grade. As I walked into the building, I was immediately met by an oil-painting of a dude with an incredibly stellar mustache. His name was Charles Coffin, and he was one of the founders […]

Give the Gift of Time, Power & Money

Never give a dumb gift again! Today, we launch our holiday campaign to make you the world’s smartest gifter. Available now, our new gift collection is full of fun, beautifully designed and forward-thinking smart products that give the best gift of all: Time, Power and Money. The new line of app-enabled devices is the first […]

On-the-spot surveillance: Introducing… Sensi

Traditional home security systems can be difficult to install and expensive to maintain. Throw in service fees, and you might begin to feel that the people you pay to keep you safe are the same people robbing you blind. Thankfully, you have another option with Sensi, the latest addition to the Quirky & GE Wink line […]

Your Personal Dashboard: Introducing… Nimbus!

Nimbus is a smart, highly customizable dashboard that tracks what’s important to you. You can personalize each of its four gauges using your mobile device, to keep an array of digital info up-to-date and available at a glance. Nimbus can monitor your commute traffic, calendar appointments, weather, email volume, social media activity, FitBit stats, and more. […]

Gateway to Your Garage: Introducing… Ascend

Say ‘Open Sesame’ with your mobile device. Ascend is our smart garage door opener, developed with our friends at GE for the Wink platform. It can be easily installed on your existing system, so you can turn any garage door into an app-enabled device. You’ll love the convenience of controlling your door and light from […]

Multipurpose Sensor: Introducing… Spotter

Your smart-phone connects you to information from anywhere in the world. Spotter gives you access to information about the place you love most: yours. Spotter is a discreet system of smart sensors developed for the Wink line with our friends at GE that can be installed in and around your home and garden. Keep up-to-date […]

Inventing for Wink: Unscrambling Egg Minder

Last April, Quirky boldly joined hands with GE to build a line of app-enabled products that would launch both companies into the connected home. Wink is the intersection of crazy inventors, tomorrow’s technology, and the unstoppable Quirky product development machine. We didn’t know what to expect when we opened the site up for submissions, but […]

Design to Change Behavior

Following Monday’s Apple WWDC 2013 event, I’d like to discuss the evolution and role of design. One thing that we’re sure of from Apple’s success is the importance of good design. Apple has been largely responsible for re-attributing significant value to the design of everything. Everything you see and touch, from your neighborhood park bench, […]

Quirky + GE Eval Recap: Six New Inventors Crowned!

Tim Gunn and Corinne Iozzio joined Ben Kaufman at our special Eval last night. Last night, we hosted our second special product evaluation with our friends at GE, focusing on app-enabled products. We had Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, Popular Science magazine’s Corinne Iozzio, GE’s Joe Salvo and Deborah Zajac, and Electric Imp’s co-founder Kevin Fox […]

#MakeItQuirk with Tim Gunn at our special Quirky + GE Product Eval tonight!

Hey there Quirky community! As you may remember, last month we kicked off our awesome new partnership with GE and held our very first special Wink Product Evaluation. Well, we’re coming back again tonight to pick even more inventions for our new line of app-enabled products. The festivities will start promptly tonight at 7pm ET […]

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