Our good friend Cali Lewis stopped by our booth at CES this past week to talk to Henry about our new product, the Lifestyle Connect. We were thrilled to give her a full demo! Check out the entire segment here:
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Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
YML interview with ZOMM
The Consumer Electronics Show is on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest industry trade shows in the world. Thanks to our friends at Etymotic Research, Your Mac Life is attending CES from January 6th to 9th, 2011.
In this interview, I spoke to Laurie and Henry Penix, Co-founders of ZOMM, the world’s first Wireless Leash for cell phones. Click here to listen to the interview!
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
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:
CES started 2011 off with a bang, and we’re excited to keep up that momentum throughout the new year!
Friday, January 7th, 2011
ZOMM co-founder and CEO Henry Penix always says, “The fact that the ZOMM Wireless Leash is the first of its kind is a good and a bad thing…”
And he’s exactly right. Our Wireless Leash is a young and unique product. That makes it hard to explain, in words alone, just how it works. That’s why we’ve taken the time to create numerous videos demonstrating how to use ZOMM.
However, we also understand that it can be nice to get the opinion of a real-life ZOMM user (outside of our company). So here are a few user reviews that we have seen on YouTube:
Still have questions about how ZOMM works? Feel free to leave a comment below or contact us through our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
The Penix family members are lifelong residents of the great state of Oklahoma. And the ZOMM headquarters proudly stand in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So it only makes sense that Miss Oklahoma, a major representative of the state, should receive a ZOMM.
Last month Henry sent Miss Oklahoma, Emoly West, her very own bedazzled ZOMM. And guess what…she loves it!
Henry received a lovely thank you note from Emoly this week. She graciously thanked him for “thinking of Miss Oklahoma, and providing me with the ‘world’s first wireless leash.’” She went on to gush about how the ZOMM “is a real eye-catcher and definitely accentuates my keychain!”
So glad to hear she’s enjoying her ZOMM and we wish her the best of luck throughout her reign.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Hey iPhone 4 users! You spent a lot of money on that brand new, state-of-the-art smartphone—so you better not lose it. What better way to prevent losing your phone than with ZOMM, the world’s first wireless leash for mobile phones?
With the new operating system in the iPhone 4, you can sync multiple Bluetooth devices to your phone at the same time. ZOMM CEO, Henry Penix, shows you how in this video:
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Most families spend their evenings together gathered around the dining room table or television set, eating, talking and laughing. Conversations are usually light—“How was your day, honey?” or “What did you learn at school today, kids?”…
You won’t usually hear conversations about Bluetooth technology, a trip to the Consumer Electronics Showcase or when the next shipment from Hong Kong will arrive—that is, unless you’re at the Penix home.
We’re the Penixes , the founders and creators of ZOMM—the world’s first wireless leash for mobile phones.
I’m the ZOMM Mom, better known as Laurie Penix, wife to Henry and mother to Zachry, Olivia and Madison. A little over a year ago, a girlfriend called me complaining about how her husband lost his iPhone…AGAIN. I’d heard too many stories like hers, and I knew there had to be a way to prevent phone loss scenarios like what her husband had experienced.
I went to my husband, Henry Penix, to help me make my dream a reality. With the help of a team of Bluetooth technology rockstars, ZOMM was unveiled at CES 2010.
Being a mom, my kids are the most important thing in the world to me. So I named our new baby after my kids—Zachry, Olivia and Madison’s Mom—ZOMM.
Now I’m the Co-Founder and President of ZOMM and we’ve just released our wireless leash to market!
Monday, June 7th, 2010
Work on the ZOMM wireless leash has finally wrapped up, and Henry and Laurie Penix’s creation is shipping out across the nation.
The basic idea behind the ZOMM's keystone function — pair the device with your cell phone via Bluetooth and it sounds an alert if the two become separated — is brilliant; it’s one of those “why on Earth didn’t I think of that” concepts that are simple yet tremendously useful.
But how does it work in reality? I’ve carried one with me for a week and put the Tulsa creation through its paces.
The ZOMM is meant to be carried with your keys or purse at all times so you’ll get a reminder if you wander off without your phone. It’s the size of a poker chip and right at half an inch thick, so it fit comfortably in my pocket without taking up much space at all.
A single button on the device’s face controls every function, but since it’s slightly recessed I never accidentally set it off with my butt.
Pairing the ZOMM to my iPhone was a quick and painless process, and it should be the same for any other Bluetooth phone. Once activated, the ZOMM will occasionally flash slightly to let you know it’s active.
The alert kicks in when you leave Bluetooth range, which for me was about 50 feet. First the ZOMM will pulse, then it will flash brightly, then it will sound a somewhat loud alert. It’s not ear-splitting, but the alarm will definitely get your attention unless you’re at something like a rock concert.
Once the alarm goes off, you can silence it with the click of the ZOMM's button. Thankfully, the device automatically re-pairs with the phone once you get it back with a quiet, subtle chirp, so there’s no need for a complicated reset and no wondering whether it’s re-paired.
The ZOMM's second function is as a remote speakerphone, so you can answer your cell while driving without having to dig through your pocket or purse. One click answers the phone, two sends the call to voice mail. And yes, the ZOMM will ring along with your phone.
While driving on the Broken Arrow Expressway, I found the speakerphone volume was just loud enough for me to hear it over the roar of the road, and my callers could hear me fine. Thanks to some impressive noise canceling, the people I talked to didn’t hear the driving noises at all.
In fact, when I talked to one of my editors while going from full speed on the BA to a complete stop at an exit, he didn’t hear any of it. That’s on par with any of the best noise canceling tech I’ve used.
The sole drawback to this function is that the ZOMM will ring fairly loudly every time your phone does. If you have to put your phone on silent, you’ll have to remember to turn off the ZOMM as well.
It was easy enough to test the panic alarm; just hold down the button long enough and it’ll go off. The panic alarm is much louder than the ZOMM's other functions and sounds like a police siren, so people from well over 50 feet away will know you’re in distress.
Finally, hold down the button even longer and the ZOMM will have the phone dial 911. The phone has to be active for this to work, though you can of course use the ZOMM as the speakerphone.
The ZOMM's instructions will direct you to “activate” it via your computer, but for now the registration only works if you’re using OS-X for Mac or the 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Henry Penix said support for other operating systems is coming, but I was able to use the ZOMM's functions just fine right out of the box even without activation.
But that and the need to remember to mute the ZOMM, both minor annoyances at worst, were the only drawbacks I could find. The device is easy to use, unobtrusive and very handy. I’m sure plenty of people outside of Oklahoma will come to love the ZOMM.
Read more from this Tulsa World article HERE