Posts Tagged ‘ces’

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

CES 2012: ZOMM Announces Lifestyle Connect, Captures Three Innovation Awards

It’s our favorite time of year: CES is here! It all starts tonight with Unveiled, where we’re rolling out the latest device from ZOMM….Please meet the Lifestyle Connect!

What is it you ask? Well, the Lifestyle Connect is the world’s first cloud-connected mobile safety device. In a nutshell, that means that the Lifestyle Connect will make sure you are always connected to the people you love, the devices you need, and the things that you want.

Lifestyle Connect  does this by connecting to the devices you use most—cell phone, glucose monitor, heart rate monitor, etc—and alerting your friends and family if any of these devices detect a problem. For example, if your glucose monitor detects low blood sugar, it will alert your Safety Concierge, who will then alert the friends, family and/or doctors that you have selected to be notified. The Concierge will stay on the line with you to make sure someone comes to your aid.

As a bonus, the Lifestyle Connect can also alert you if you leave behind things like a purse, wallet or laptop. Simply tag the devices and items that are most important to you and Lifestyle Connect will make sure you never lose them.

You don’t just have to take our word that the Lifestyle Connect rocks—the folks at CES chose Lifestyle Connect as an Innovations Honoree in three categories! Take a closer look at the award-winning device here:

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The 2012 International CES – a ZOMM Preview

It’s almost that time—time for the biggest trade show of the year: the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

2012 CES

We first launched ZOMM at the 2010 show, where we won the 2010 International CES “The Best of Innovations” Award. We traveled back to Vegas last January, where we unveiled the ZOMM Pink for the first time, along with the Safe Driving Kit.

Now we’re gearing up for our third appearance at the show, with something brand new! You’ll have to wait until the show to find out just what it is, but we can tell you that it’s already won three Innovations Awards!

Our whole team will be making the trek to Vegas and we’d love to see you! From January 10 thru January 13, you can find us in the North Hall at booth #2830. If you can’t make it to the show, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we’ll be providing updates (and contest opportunities) throughout the show!

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

See CES 2011 for Yourself: Video Interviews with the ZOMM Team!

As we might have mentioned before, we spent the first week of January at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. During our time in Vegas, we did numerous interviews and demos for members of the press, bloggers and consumers.

For those of you who weren’t at CES, take a look at these video interviews Zac (The Z in ZOMM) and Ashley did. Not only do they give you a great overview of ZOMM, but they offer a glimpse into the world of CES:

Zac’s interview with SkyNews:

Ashley talks with SmarBits TV:


Did you notice that Ashley was demoing a Pink ZOMM? It’s our first color variant! A portion of all sales of ZOMM Pink will be donated to breast cancer research.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

ZOMM start-up story featured on MSNBC

Booming Business: Zomm

MSNBC’s Your Business

5:13 | Jan 16, 2011 – There are plenty of big names at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas every year, but small business owners are making their presence known as well. For most companies, the road to CES takes years, but for one small Oklahoma tech startup, it took only months. So how did Zomm do it? It was one part inspiration and one part shear force of will.

See the full video on MSNBC here.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Starting 2011 Off with a Bang – ZOMM CES Photo Recap

We’re back home in Tulsa again, after a fantastic week in Las Vegas at the International Consumer Electronics Show! Our second trip to the event was just as exciting and worthwhile as our inaugural trip to CES last year.

These photos provide a glimpse into our time at CES last week:

ZOMM CES Registration Tent

CES Registration Tent

ZOMM CES Booth

Our booth

MSNBC Interview

Henry and Laurie Interviewing with MSNBC

CES started 2011 off with a bang, and we’re excited to keep up that momentum throughout the new year!

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

2011 International CES – ZOMM Goes to Vegas

As Laurie said in her 2010 wrap-up, we can hardly believe ZOMM has already been around for a year. It seems like just yesterday we were unveiling our Wireless Leash at the 2010 International CES !

However, this week we’re headed back to Las Vegas  for our second Consumer Electronics Show.



We’re excited to reveal new features and options for our ZOMM Wireless Leash this year. First, we’re introducing a color variant—Pink! Not only is pink a highly requested color for women and teens, but pink represents Breast Cancer Awareness, and ZOMM will donate a portion of each ZOMM Pink sale to the Breast Cancer research.

With many states now banning in-vehicle cell phone use, we’ve developed a ZOMM car kit to make hands-free calls even easier. The new car kit accessory pack includes a custom ZOMM visor clip, an easily detachable keychain and a custom ZOMM car charger.

Both of these new products will be on display at our booth in North Hall, #1035C. We hope you’ll stop by to check out the new products and meet our ZOMM team!

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

A Lot Can Happen in a Year! ZOMM 2010 Wrap-up

It’s hard to believe that 2010 has come and gone! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting around my dining room table putting the idea of ZOMM on paper. I can’t help but feel so blessed by everything that has happened for us and ZOMM this year.

ZOMM Wireless Leash

Let’s recap:

January – Consumer Electronics Best of Innovations Award
After unveiling the ZOMM Wireless Leash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, ZOMM was named “Best of Innovations.” We were thrilled to be honored with this award which has been won by companies like Samsung, Panasonic and Nokia in the past.


February – Impressing the media

We continued to feel the love from CES in February. We generated about 100 million media impressions that resulted in being featured on the Today Show and Martha Stewart!


March – ZOMM Rolling off Assembly Line

In just under a year, ZOMM went from idea to reality. Needless to say, seeing the first ZOMM Wireless Leash roll off the assembly line was an incredible feeling for all of us.


April – New Headquarters Opens

By April we were settled into our new headquarters in Tulsa—complete with my homemade zebra print conference table!

May – New York City Press Tour
In May we took to the sky and traveled to New York City for a press tour. We met with editors and producers throughout the city in order to spread the word of ZOMM. Due to the press tour, we saw coverage in several national publications, including Forbes, Laptop and Good Housekeeping.


June – Official ZOMM Launch

In June we officially launched ZOMM! We fulfilled all pre-orders from CES and began selling ZOMM directly from our website and through retail.


August – Parachuting with the Army Golden Knights

We were excited to be the Titanium sponsor for Openca.mp in Dallas. What was even more exciting was seeing John Pozadzides make the first-ever phone call during a parachute descent…on a ZOMM!

September – ZOMM National Television Commercial
With Cali Lewis as our spokesperson, we blazed a new trail with our first National Television Commercial. Appearing on FoxNews, Biography and G4 Channels, it was another way to spread the word of ZOMM far and wide.

October – New Website
After lots of hard work and many tweaks, we rolled out the new design of our website. The new, sleek design shows off the features of ZOMM and incorporates video right onto the site! We also updated our online store, making it more user-friendly.

November – Firmware Upgrade
You talked and we listened. We took your feedback about ZOMM and made changes. Then we announced the free firmware upgrade and MyZOMM software. The upgrade included the option to turn the ZOMM ringer off as well as the ability to set the distance of the alarm.

December – Worldwide Expansion
Less than a year from our launch, ZOMM is going global. We know Americans aren’t the only people who lose their phones. So by expanding distribution to Europe, we hope to help our forgetful friends in other countries as well.

2010 has been a wild ride! We’re looking forward to 2011 as another opportunity to grow with new features, products and offices around the globe. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in our success this year! Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

ZOMM: Proud to Be Titanium Sponsor of OpenCa.mp

We are proud to announce that we are the Titanium Sponsor for OpenCa.mp 2010! The event takes place August 27 – 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, Texas. But you’re probably wondering what OpenCa.mp is, aren’t you?

“OpenCamp is the SouthWest’s first multi-platform web conference. With top speakers covering topics ranging from social media to technical development, content creation, revenue generation and more, webmasters and web developers, bloggers, podcasters and technologists on any platform are welcome.”

The event will consist of speakers, break-out sessions, a help desk and, of course, parties and prizes! Included on the full list of speakers is Cali Lewis, of GeekBeat.TV (formerly GeekBrief), a familiar face as she’s covered ZOMM when we first announced at CES and then again this past month when she had a chance to demo it!

We’re very excited to be part of such a great event and to give other start-ups the opportunity to learn about blogging and social media. Our team will be attending the entire event, so come out and say hello!

Interested in attending? Or just want to learn more about the event? Check out this video:



Visit www.Openca.mp to register!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

ZOMM on Geek Brief TV with Cali Lewis

This is the second time ZOMM was featured on Geek Brief TV! The first time was back in January 2010, right after CES. This time, Cali has done a hands-on review. Check it out:

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

CBS’s BNET.com Reviews the ZOMM



Review: Zomm ‘Wireless Leash’ for Mobile Phones

Back in January we expressed our gadget lust for the Zomm, a combination Bluetooth speakerphone, “wireless leash,” and panic button. Now that we’ve had a chance to try one firsthand, is there still lust in our hearts — or Zomm-thing less?

About the size of a small stack of poker chips and weighing barely a quarter of an ounce, the Zomm can ride easily and unobtrusively on a keychain.

After pairing with your cell phone, it sounds an alarm — first vibrating, then flashing, and finally beeping loudly — whenever it loses the Bluetooth link (usually at around 30 feet).

To put it in more real-world terms, the Zomm keeps you from forgetting your phone at home, the office, or anywhere else you might leave it lying around. You can’t get a dozen yards away before feeling, seeing, and/or hearing a reminder.

Read the full article on BNET.com

BNET 6.11.10 – PDF Media Clip

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    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. ...