Broom Groomer is a dustpan with teeth in the back to knock dust bunnies off the broom. The shape of the handle allows for hands-free use by stepping on the back. Broom Groomer has sold over 45K units since its December 2010 launch.
Cordies is a cord management device that "keeps the cables on the table" when unplugged from your computer. I brought the design from the store to production, altering the design to make it modular and therefore moldable. Cordies has launched three follow-up products.
Digits lets the user be stylish, warm, and connected - all at the same time. It's a set of four conductive pins that attach to any set of gloves you want to allow for touch-screen use without having to take off your gloves. Over 37K packs of Digits have been sold since March 2011.
Switch is a modular multitool which comes with 18 interchangeable tools and three different body thicknesses. It hit its presale threshhold in less than two weeks and began shipping in March 2011.
Space Bar is a sleek metal stand for a monitor that doubles as a docking space for the keyboard and triples as extra USB ports. Made from a combination of extruded and machined parts, with injection-molded inserts, Space Bar has sold over 18K units.
Bobble Brush keeps your toothbrush isolated in a playful way. The weighted, rubberized base separates from the plastic for easy cleaning.
Above are a selection of the twenty-four products I worked on at Quirky. The Quirky business model is novel; product ideas are submitted by an online community and one per week is selected to be developed. The online community is involved in that development process, and influence [share in any eventual profit] is awarded based on participation. When the development is finished, the product goes to the online store, where people can commit to it in presale to earn more influence. The product goes into production when it hits a presale threshold that will cover manufacturing costs. I also contributed to the Quirky blog, writing entries on injection molding, metal extrusion, and machining as a primer for the less manufacturing-savvy members of the community.