• Quirky Lands $68M From Andreessen, Kleiner To Build An Online Community For Inventors

    Quirky Lands $68M From Andreessen, Kleiner To Build An Online Community For Inventors

    Much like it is for entrepreneurs, being an inventor isn’t easy. From the moment that magic light bulb appears, product developers have to navigate a bumpy road of financing, engineering, legalities, patents and more. As a result, many great ideas never see the light of day. Quirky is on a mission to help the Idea Men and Women of the world bring their ideas to life. In fact, the… Read More

  • Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

    Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

    Back in early May, Quirky and GE announced a contest that had users pitching ideas for everyday objects that could be improved by adding software to the mix. The eventual winner was — surprisingly enough — a smart milk jug that could tell users when their milk was going bad as well as when to buy some more. It may not have been the sort of project that most of us had expected… Read More

  • GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

    GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

    For just about a week now, GE and product development network Quirky have been running an interesting contest — they’ve challenged people to come up with ways to improve everyday objects by making them “smarter with software”. Unlike the traditional Quirky production and development process though, the winning concept will be fashioned into an actual working device by… Read More

  • Quirky Raises $16 Million For Social Product Development Platform

    Quirky Raises $16 Million For Social Product Development Platform

    Quirky, a social network for product development, has raised $16 million in Series B funding
 led by Norwest Venture Partners with RRE Ventures participating in the round. This brings Quirky’s total funding up to $29 million (Quirky quietly raised $5 million earlier this year). Quirky, which is brainchild of serial entrepreneur Ben Kaufman (he’s behind mophie and kluster), is… Read More

  • Fly or Die Review of Amazon Cloud and Color App

    Fly Or Die: How Will Color Solve The Loneliness Problem? (Plus, Amazon Cloud)

    In this week’s episode of Fly or Die, we cover two big launches—Amazon Cloud Drive and Color—and a Quirky DIY pocketKnife called the Switch. Just yesterday, Amazon launched its Cloud Drive, which is a general storage service in the cloud which is being pushed as a media locker, starting with music Color is the $41 million photo app nobody can figure out. Is it the future or… Read More

  • Video: Hands-On With The Quirky Switch Modular Pocketknife

    We’ve been dreaming of the Quirky Switch for months now, ever since it was first announced back in April, 2010 and now that dream is a reality. The Quirky Switch is basically a modular pocket knife that lets you create three sizes of knife using various pieces. I got a unit and discovered that this thing is truly DIY with a full complement of add-ons including a pen, a bottle opener… Read More

  • Quirky Contort Keeps Your USB Cables Looking Sassy

    The Quirky Contort is basically a four port USB hub with a trick: it also acts as a cable organizer so after you plug in all your goodies you can keep them all wrapped up and neat. The device costs $29.99 for pre-order ($35 when it comes out). Read More

  • Trek Support Backpack Charges Your Gadgets, Plugs Into The Wall

    So you’re traveling through the airport, and you’ve got your backpack loaded up with all your gadgets. You get through the security checkpoint, and now what? Well, how about if you could just plug your backpack in, and have it recharge all of your USB devices? What if that same backpack had a built in battery to recharge your devices whenever you need it too? Sounds cool, right? Read More

  • The BoilBuoy Lets You Know When Your Pot Boils

    One of the greatest problems facing the world today is knowing when your pot of water is boiling. You can’t watch the pot for obvious reasons, and if you don’t listen carefully you might miss when the water starts to boil and accidentally boil the pot dry. The solution? The BoilBuoy. A simple device that floats in the pot of water and then chimes when it starts to boil. The best… Read More

  • Digits makes any gloves play nicely with touchscreens

    The quickest and easiest way to make your gloves touchscreen friendly. Too bad it’s spring. Read More

  • Quirky Switch pocket-knife is modular-tastic

    Say you’re going on a picnic and don’t want to bring a huge bulky pocket knife. What would you bring? Maybe a knife, a bottle opener, and a corkscrew. Or say you’re planning on dismembering and eating a baby seal? What would you bring then? Probably the same stuff. But the Switch from Quirky makes picnics and ritual seal dismemberment easy and fun! The product is a… Read More