An online store called Yak About It is devoted entirely to products made by independent inventors and entrepreneurs. The site holds contests that pit two products against each other and deems the one with the highest sales to be the "most yakable." Visitors can read about the products and the stories behind them, then make comments and purchases. Each contest lasts for between one day and one week.
Featured on the site today is the OK to Wake! Alarm Clock ($29.99), which parents can set to turn green when kids are allowed to leave their bedrooms (I wished that worked for one year olds!), and the TAC drive, a 1 GB USB flash drive encased in rugged metal ($25). Based on the low number of comments currently on the home page, the contests don't seem to be getting a huge amount of attention, but the overall concept is appealing, especially for entrepreneurs looking for new ways to increase product awareness.
To submit your product for consideration, fill out a form on the company site that asks for information such as your bio, company story, and available inventory.