Just in time for the holidays eBay is piloting a new category on the US marketplace—Innovators Collective—featuring new, innovative lifestyle products. The initial products span a wide array of categories—from home electronics, to hobbyist, to lifestyle. All these products share the importance of design, solve everyday problems, and leverage the latest technologies and platforms.
The new Innovators Collective category is launching today with:
- Sphero 2.0 and Ollie – app-controlled devices that let you play, learn and explore
- Fluxmob Bolt – a portable USB battery backup with built in wall charger
- PixelStick – lightpaint images and designs into photos and videos
- Orange Chef – smart food scale giving you insights into your food including protein, carbs, fats, and more
- Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect
- NomadKey Charging Cable – the world’s most convenient charging and syncing cable
- Gramovox – stream digital music with vintage and modern aesthetics
- Boosted Boards – electric longboard lets you get anywhere without traffic or gasoline
- LIFX - Wi-Fi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb
- Range Thermometer – smart thermometer giving you precise temperature readings while cooking
- Automatic – connect your car and phone to learn more about your driving
- Beacon – wireless speaker for home, work and play
New products will be added to Innovators Collective over the coming weeks and we’re also looking forward to hearing from entrepreneurs who are interested in how they can join the site.
An exciting common denominator between all the Innovators Collective companies is they’ve sprung from the imaginations of entrepreneurs—many having established loyal fans and customers through crowdsourcing campaigns. By partnering with eBay, these companies can grow their e-commerce business by selling more, without a massive investment.
The new category also reflects how eBay is building commerce experiences for buyers and sellers. With an engaging, simple design that puts the focus on the product, Innovators Collective gives entrepreneurs the ability to showcase their products with beautiful photos, videos and descriptions that not only describe the product, but also the inspiration behind it.