In 2014 I was the Chief Design Officer at Quirky, a company that 'Made Invention Accessible' for everyday people. We had already created a line of smart products with GE and also Wink, a sister company that let smart products from different brands talk to each other. Our community was submitting lots of smart appliance ideas to our invention platform and we saw a huge opportunity to create our own smart appliance brand.
Sensors know when it’s time to refill pet food, baby formula, coffee, filters, and more.
The products connect to your Amazon account to reorder your preferred brands.
Refills of exactly what you need delivered just when you need them.
We partnered with Amazon’s new replenishment service 'Dash.' Poppy products know when you’re low on things that keep your household running, and they can reorder for you automatically. That means you’ll never have too much or too little of the things that keep you and your family happy and healthy. Our initial line up of products were an artisanal coffee machine, an infant formula machine and a pet feeder. At Quirky we usually did everything inhouse, we were extremely busy at this time so we hired R/GA to help us with some initial branding work.
smart infant formula machine
Designed to give parents peace of mind and a much-needed extra set of hands, this smart formula machine prepares bottles quickly and at just the right temperature with easy, one-handed operation. Even smarter, it will deliver instant refills of your favorite formula before you run out. Wink, Poppy’s first home automation partner, enables users to control, monitor and schedule their devices from any smart phone. A listening device can detect when the baby is crying at night, ramp up the lights in the nursery, start the Formula, and light up a pathway from the parents’ room to the kitchen to the nursery.
smart artisanal coffee machine
We carefully handcrafted this machine in San Francisco, a city that’s perfected the pour-over, because we understand the importance of a truly outstanding cup. It’s the world’s first fully automatic pour-over coffee maker, designed to recreate the boutique brewing experience in your home. Get automatic refills on your favorite coffee beans, water filters, and coffee filters delivered by Amazon when the machine detects that you’re running low. Brew boutique roasters’ beans exactly as they were intended with smart presets. Share your favorite settings with the pour-over community, all from the Wink App.
smart dog and cat feeder
A feeder that actually thinks about your animal’s needs, Poppy Pet takes the guesswork out of pet care. Sensors let you know what time of day your pet has eaten and how much food is in the bowl, an App lets you remotely feed meals, and automatic refill technology reorders food when the storage container detects that it's low.
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Quirky smart coffee maker orders from Amazon dash replenishment