Weekly Recap 11/24 – 11/30

We can’t believe tomorrow marks the first day of December. It seems like just yesterday that November started showing its colors and ushering us into the holiday season. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday behind us, we’re excited for the home stretch. But first, here’s a look back at what happened this week. The Awe Read More...

Popular Inventions Our Kids Won’t Recognize: Part Deux

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post about inventions that were once game changers, but are now obsolete.  Call it nostalgia, but there are some things from my youth that I yearn for dearly, even if they no longer exist, or are quickly being phased out of the consumer market.  I have to admit that Read More...

Stand and Splash Guard: Introducing… Prep Step

The iPad is a device that can go almost anywhere, but there are still certain places where it fears to tread, a messy kitchen being one of them. Prep Step is a specialized stand designed to make the iPad as versatile in the kitchen as it is everywhere else. The stand includes a low-profile dock Read More...

The End of Sales Influence, and a New Beginning

Since phasing out the role of pre-sale influence in October of 2011, Quirky has offered a retail-oriented category of influence with the unambiguous title “Sales”. The role of this category is to help drive direct sales following a product’s retail debut: members who had participated in a product’s development would get the chance to purchase Read More...

Sunny Side Out: Introducing…Pluck

From bodybuilders to soccer moms, egg whites are a great healthy breakfast choice. But separating the yolk from the whites can seem like pulling a rabbit from a hat. Enter Quirky’s Pluck, the yolk extractor you’ll have to see to believe. Simply place it over the yolk of an already cracked egg,  squeeze the silicone Read More...

Brainstorm Aftermath & Recap 11/28

Didn’t have an opportunity to tune into last night’s brainstorm? No worries! We’ve got you covered with this morning’s recap. Product 495: Pivoting Bike Stand Product 473: Space Video Kit The full feed for the brainstorm can be viewed here: Video streaming by Ustream There you have it. Quirky Brainstorm: rocking the innovation every Wednesday Read More...

Wine 101: How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Flowing with Style

The secret to a good holiday celebration is lots of spirit… in the liquid form of course. Luckily, Quirky happens to have a great lineup of wine-related products to help you keep the party going: Verseur, Vine, and Tether to be exact. However, if you want to take your hosting to the next level this Read More...

We’re Making This…Shift

Shift is moving into production! Our retailers are confident in the product, and it’s time to take this baby to market. Take a look at it in the Upcoming Section, and help us to determine the price by playing the Pricing Game. Congratulations to Patrick Tweel and all of the 526 community members that helped influence Read More...

This Week’s Brainstorm Preview

This week’s brainstorm will deal with two very different concepts: one that’s rather down to earth, and another that’s approaching rocket science. The two new topics that will be discussed this week are: - Pivoting Bike Stand - Space Video Kit If you’re new to brainstorms, allow us to explain. Every week, QDS blows a Read More...

Democratic Sandwiches: My Belly’s Playlist Comes to Quirky

At Quirky, we make everything with the help of an online community because we know that 300,000 minds are better than 1 (or 100). Thanks to the unique contributions of our members, we’ve been able to bring some game-changing products to market. Now imagine how awesome a sandwich menu could be with the help of Read More...

Color Your Ride: Introducing… Scribblers

If there’s one thing in this world without limit, it’s a child’s imagination, so why not give your kids a toy that’s as versatile and creative as they are? Scribblers is a modular toy set that features a dry-erase coating, allowing children to fully color and design their toys themselves. The interchangeable pieces can be Read More...

Gearing Up for Feedback Friday (11/30)

After a week’s hiatus on account of turkeys and holiday shopping, Feedback Friday is back, and we’re back with a vengeance. This week, we’re planning to turn up the dial on community interaction, so if you’re looking to improve the quality of your idea submissions, or just want a tip or two, we recommend that Read More...

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