Lately Quirky has been all the craze for creative people and I personally have been checking out their site which has some interesting socially invented products. I actually use a “Pivot Power Flexible Power Strip” to power my laptop on various other things and it works well as a good solution that may someday replace old school power strips all together.
Here is what Quirky has to say about itself:
For centuries, becoming an “inventor” has been a hard gig to crack. Complexities relating to financing, engineering, distribution, and legalities have stood in the way of brilliant people executing on their great ideas.
Since launching in 2009, Quirky has rapidly changed the way the world thinks about product development.
We bring two brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky’s expert product design staff.
The world influences our business in real-time, and we share our revenue directly with the people who helped us make successful decisions.
I’m still a skeptic at best right now but I feel Quirky is coming out with some decent products and I know some people who have made money through Quirky and I think there is the potential for growth if they continue to watch their business model.
Anyways here is their video on YouTube explaining what they do in just 50 seconds: