Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Quirky - crowdsourced products

Quirky is a new site and business venture that crowdsources and sells products.

It works a bit like this:

Site users suggest ideas, others vote on them. It costs $99 to suggest an idea.
The community then give feedback on the best ideas, suggest a name, and design a logo.
The product then goes up for sale on the site. The person with the orioginal idea and all those that took part in the product development get a cut of the revenues.

The first product is the Sling Back (universal wire retractor - pictured). Future products will be a Tofu Press, and an Ouch Pouch (more jazzily designed sling for people who have a broken arm).

I like this a lot; there is a lot of potential to come up with unusual, 'quirky' products - even though the current set sound like things you'd see on Dragons' Den.


ima.really said...

This has got to be the coolest thing yet. I'm just now learning about quirky - not that I'm an inventor, but I am passionate about finding and using new quirky products. Don't ask me why, know one knows. www.addictedtoquirkyproducts.com

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