If you know me, then you know I’m about as quirky as they come! Thankfully the great people at Quirky has tons of products for the quirkiest friends and family on your holiday gift list. Quirky’s products are created and brought to life by real consumers like you and me, trying to solve real life problems.
You may have seen me talk about my office space and how the space bar has been a great addition adding space and additional power/usb support. The Space Bar from Quirky, is a sleek desk accessory that minimizes clutter while providing additional USB ports for your computer. After a long day of work, slide your keyboard into the space below the shelf and store your office miscellany—keys, digital camera, etc.—up top. ($99.99)
PowerCurl is a cord wrap for the whole family of MacBook® power adapters (Air®, Pro®, Retina®, et. al.). It makes it easy to unplug and pack up quickly, without having to untangle a mess the next time you set up shop. Its sleek, new look even features a silicone cover that keeps unsightly cords concealed. ($5.00)
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Converge is a powerfully useful docking station that shows off your electronics while they charge. Excess cables slip in easily, stay in place, and remain out of sight. Plus, all of your gadgets face you, so you can… ($69.99)
You know what makes sense? This. Reclaim your outlets with Pivot Power, a flexible surge-protecting power strip that bends to fit every sized plug or adapter without wasting a single outlet. That means no more plug traffic jams or blocked outlets—even those big ol’ power bricks are welcome. ($29.99)
In addition to making great gifts for others, these gifts would make great additions to your home or office as well! Are you looking for more gift ideas this season? Check back daily as we’ll be sprinkling in some unbelievable holiday prizes for you to keep (or giveaway) this season (Hint: Remember Diva Days Of Christmas prizes of yesteryear? We’re upping the ante and will be bringing you bigger and better prizes unlike anything we’ve ever done before! You won’t want to miss out!) All December long, make sure you check back daily for your chance to win!
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Do you have an idea for the next generation of hot toys for kids? If you’ve had an idea or have wondered why your inventive idea has yet to be produced on store shelves then today is your day to get noticed!
Remember last week when I shared RadioShack and Quirky are giving inventors a chance to prove they know just what is needed to make a toy that no one can put down? The brands are looking for submissions for smart toys that are intelligent, intuitive and interactive, and ideal for kids of all ages. The top product will be produced by Quirky and sold exclusively in RadioShack stores. Last week, RadioShack and Quirky hosted a Sketch and Design night at the RadioShack custom concept store on 42nd street in NYC.
During the event, guests were invited out to the store to sit down with illustrators and create the visual concept for the next great American toy. With a single phone call and the help of my niece Shanna, I submitted an idea for the “Diva Doll”. The Diva Doll will record you or your child’s voice and will playback up to 10 personalized messages anytime.
Check out more interesting inventions created from the ‘Sketch and Design’ event below…
If you have the next great tech toy idea and missed out on the ‘Sketch and Design’ event fun, there’s still hope! You can still submit your idea online today only at Quirky.com/radioshack. (Submission deadline is May 5th 2014). Want to learn more? Connect with RadioShack via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today.
What was your favorite childhood toy? Some of my favorite included the EZ Bake Oven, Mouse Trap board game and a host of others. Have you seen how far toys have evolved nowadays?
RadioShack and Quirky are giving folks a chance to prove you know just what is needed to make a toy that no one can put down. The brands are looking for submissions for smart toys that are intelligent, intuitive and interactive, and ideal for kids of all ages. The top product will be produced by Quirky and sold exclusively in RadioShack stores. As part of Invention Challenge, RadioShack and Quirky are hosting a Sketch and Design night at the RadioShack custom concept store in Times Square NYC.
Quirky community team members will be on-hand to answer any questions about Quirky and the Invention Challenge and can help refine your ideas. Designers will be on-hand to help inventors sketch out their ideas on the spot. The sketch will be a great addition to your online submission.
WHAT: RadioShack + Quirky Sketch and Design as part of the RadioShack Invention Challenge
WHERE: 150 E. 42nd St., New York, NY (42nd & Lexington)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 4 – 7 p.m.
WHY: Get help from the experts in invention and design and learn more about this cool collaboration. Any person who sketches out their idea with the designers will receive a free Cordies product, and anyone who signs up on Quirky.com during the event will walk away with a free Wrapsters product.
So what are you waiting for? If you have the next great tech toy idea – join Quirky and Radio Shack in NYC tomorrow! In case you can’t make it to the live event in NYC, you can still submit your idea online at Quirky.com/radioshack and connect with RadioShack via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today.