Have an idea for a product, but don't know how to go about bringing it to life? Send it in to Quirky, a company that works like a crowd sourced R&D lab. They take your idea to the masses, posting it on their site and then asking the public to vote on whether or not it should be realized. Get enough votes and Quirky's team of product designers tweak your concept into reality. Once they've got a working model, they wait to get enough pre-orders in to mass produce it. The original idea maker gets a cut of sales.
Quirky already has a nice roster of tech accessories and tools that will make you think, why didn't I think of that?