The new ZOMM Wireless Leash – Alarm. A neat gadget for an older guy like me
As I was cruising Twitter yesterday my friend Cali Lewis (@calilewis) tweeted that John Pozadzides (@johnpoz) was “showing off the Zomm at dinner.” Ok, what the heck is a Zomm? I was intrigued and went the their web site www.zomm.comto look at this gadget I’d never heard of. You see it seems that since I turned about 45 my memory is not one of my strongest attributes. I often forget my iPhone in the house, or I panic because I think I have lost it but left it in the house. As I read about what the Zomm could do for $79.99 US., I thought maybe this is the answer to this problem.
As if we needed more proof that we live in the future we now have the Zomm. It a part Blue-tooth speakerphone, “wireless leash,” and panic button. I saw on their site that it was available at Best Buy so I went over this morning and bought one. I usually request a review unit, but given my propensity to loose things, I could not wait.
At first I thought it would be too big and the last thing I wanted was another huge dongle in my pocket. I was happily surprised that the Zomm is about the size of an old silver dollar and weighs barely a quarter of an ounce. So that for me is not a problem. I had to charge the unit for about two hours before using it, but after a very user friendly activation process (via an OS X app) the device worked just as advertised.
So here is how the Zomm works as a wireless leash. After pairing with your cell phone, it sounds an alarm, first vibrating, then flashing, and finally beeping loudly,whenever it loses the Blue-tooth link (usually at around 30 feet). I took a walk outside and about the time I got to the middle of the street sure enough I knew I did not have my iPhone 4.
So for an older guy like me the Zomm is going to keep me from forgetting my phone at home, work, or anywhere I might leave it lying around. That for me is worth the price of this device along. Now I just have to remember not to lose my keys. The Zomm also vibrates, flashes, and beeps whenever a call comes in. That’s a real advantage as sometimes I don’t feel my iPhone 4 when its on vibrate only mode.
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Friday, August 20th, 2010
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
With my two girls being on their own this summer, I felt better knowing they had their ZOMMs. I knew that with a ZOMM in hand, they would drive safer by using the call notification and speakerphone feature. I knew they wouldn’t leave their phones behind during one of their many outings with the wireless leash feature. And I knew they would be protected by the panic alarm and emergency calling feature.
Knowing they had all of that protection from one small device made me feel so much more at ease.
I will admit, I cried when I had to leave them on their own, but it was definitely comforting to know they had their ZOMMs. My girls are headed off to college and I’m making sure their ZOMMs are packed with them for that adventure as well!
Want to pack a ZOMM with your son or daughter as they go off to college? Visit our website, www.ZOMM.com to get one!
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
I am sitting in my office at the ZOMM Corporate Headquarters thinking how crazy the whole ZOMM experience has been. Can you believe it’s only been a year since I came up with the idea of ZOMM? In just one year, ZOMM has become a reality and made its way all over the world. I’ve seen ZOMM covered in outlets ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal. We’ve generated more than 200 million media impressions in only 9 months!
It’s both amazing and humbling to see people’s lives being changed by ZOMM. It was especially exciting to see Best Buy select ZOMM for their safe driving campaign and even featured it in their weekend circular. If any of you get a chance to see ZOMM on the store shelf at Best Buy, please take a picture of yourself with the display and send it to me. I’d love to add it to my scrapbook! (Yes, I scrapbook, but that’s a whole other blog in itself!)
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
It’s been awhile since my last post, mostly due to the fact that we have been ridiculously busy since ZOMM launched in June. It seems like just yesterday we were sending out our first shipments!
We’ve also been very busy making new videos to share with you. All of our new videos will be featured on the ZOMM YouTube channel in the next few months. For now, though, I’m excited to show you the first one we launched, titled ZOMM –Preventing Mobile Phone Loss at Lunch:
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Travel gear: Wireless leash keeps your cellphone from wandering
Worried about losing your cell phone? For $79.99, you can buy some peace of mind.
ZOMM is a wireless “leash,” alarm and speakerphone that uses Bluetooth technology to pair with a cellphone. When ZOMM and your cellphone are separated by 30 feet or more, ZOMM vibrates, then its lights flash and finally its alarm sounds. It sounds like something that Apple should hand out to employees, given how often iPhone prototypes show up in the wrong hands. (Yes, it works with iPhones.)
The device also has a built-in panic feature to activate for help, which I find comforting as a solo traveler. If you keep depressing the panic button, it will make your cell phone dial 9-1-1 or another emergency number that you specify. ZOMM is designed to pair with any Bluetooth phone.
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