Crowd Based Design Produces 2 New Products
Crowd-powered product design site quirky has generated two finished products that are up for pre-order on their site. The first, a universal wire retractor, named the Sling Back, is a stackable cord management device that can roll up and dispense up to 3 feet of cable. So far they have 103 of the 500 pre-orders necessary to make this product a reality.
Secondly, there is a souped-up version of the traditionally bland looking arm sling. The product team at quirky has added features and designs which look to be significant upgrades to both the comfort and usability of the standard sling. This product only has 4 out of 150 votes.
It will be interesting to watch the progress of quirky, to see how many of these committee-designed products actually make it to market – and if they can take off outside of a small web community.