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What’s Stopping You From Pursuing Your Idea?

I Asked a Room Full of Women: What’s Stopping You From Pursuing Your Idea? By Gina Waldhorn, President of Quirky On Thursday last week, Quirky launched #InventHer, an initiative dedicated to creating a more inclusive invention ecosystem. We started small, hosting a breakfast to have a conversation about the issue (women file only 8% of […]

The Epic Showdown – Dogs vs. Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are invading the mouths of dogs everywhere. Dogs aren’t having it and they’re doing anything and everything to fight back. Video credit: CrazyFunnyStuffCFS As funny and entertaining as it is to watch dogs dance, juke, bark, nip, play or anything else but get their teeth brushed, keeping your dog’s mouth clean is critical to their […]

Meet inventor Sam Cheng

Meet Sam. He’s a computer science major at Rice University and inventor of the Portable Surround Sound, which has been renamed, Air by Quirky. Air is a portable speaker that detaches into 3-5 smaller speaker segments and can be used to create a premium, wireless surround sound experience in or outside the home. “I wanted […]

We shit-zu not – we should talk!

Hello Hello! Thanks for coming. You rock! “If you can dream it you can do it” – Walt Disney (we’re fans)… We are Quirky, a consumer products company that makes products invented by real people like you, and we’re working with Arm & Hammer on a super awesome project to improve pet owner’s care of […]

OMG I’m so thirsty!

Written by Gina Waldhorn, President of Quirky  OMG I’m soooo thirsty!! I’ve said it a thousand times. I’ll probably say it a thousand more. But I’ll never say it again without recognizing I have no clue what it feels like to be truly thirsty. I’ll never know the pain of having to walk 6 hours […]

The Home and Housewares Show: A Brief Quirky History

The International Home and Housewares Show, hosted at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest housewares-only show in the world. The show attracts 2,200 vendors featuring their incredible products and more than 60,000 attendees looking for what’s new in the world of housewares. Kitchen was a huge focus of this year’s show. Natural-themed products and fun-infused […]

Women Won’t Hold As Many Patents as Men Until The Year 2092

That’s according to The Atlantic, which means “when we reach patent gender parity I’ll most likely be dead, or at least wearing a new “sleeve” Altered Carbon style, says Gina Waldhorn, President of Quirky. Less than 8% of all patents filed name a woman as the lead inventor. 81% of patents filed DON’T NAME A SINGLE […]

Quirky Makes an Appearance at the New York Toy Fair

Each year nearly 1,000 global media representatives flock to Toy Fair to report on the hottest trends in toys and games. From exhibitors to manufacturers, attendee companies presenting at the Toy Fair account for approximately 90% of the annual U.S. domestic toy market totaling $26B. This year Quirky joined thousands of other registered play professionals […]