Posts Tagged ‘Laurie Penix’

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

“Your Mac Life” Interviews ZOMM at CES

YML interview with ZOMM

Posted January 7th, 2011 by Shawn

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!

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


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!

Keep up with ZOMM news and updates by following us on Twitter or “Liking” us on Facebook.

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 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!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Latest ZOMM Happenings

As usual, things have been super busy in the ZOMM headquarters this fall.  We’ve been busy traveling to conferences like Opencamp and shows like CTIA’s Mobile Focus in order to spread the word about ZOMM.

That’s not all we’ve been doing to spread the word, though. Zac, the Z in ZOMM and our web designer, has been hard at work designing, updating and tweaking our website. Though every stage has looked great, we think the version up now is especially user-friendly. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Another way we’ve been spreading the word of ZOMM is through a national television commercial! The beautiful Cali Lewis serves as our spokesperson in the 30-second spot. Maybe you’ve seen it? It’s been running on FoxNews, Biography and G4 Channels. Make sure to let us know if you see it in your area! If you just can’t wait to see it on TV, visit our YouTube channel to see the commercial, and lots of other awesome ZOMM videos.

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

American Business Women’s Day – ZOMM Says Thank You

Business Women across America will be celebrated tomorrow. Since 1983, September 22 has been known as American Business Women’s Day. The American Business Women’s Association, founded in 1949, worked for decades to establish a day to recognize working women in our society.

Here at ZOMM, we want to take this opportunity to thank the women that make our work possible.

Laurie Penix ::: Without the ZOMM Mom, none of what we do would be possible or necessary. Her ingenious idea has created an entire company and worldwide buzz. As President of ZOMM, Laurie continually makes brilliant contributions to our business, marketing and sales plans. On top of that, she’s a loving wife and mother of three.

Laurie Penix - President of ZOMM

Ashley Pile ::: As Executive Assistant to our CEO, Ashley makes things happen at ZOMM headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ashley has a hand in everything from travel coordination to graphic design and news interviews. Even though Ashley makes up part of our contries young women in business, you’d never know that by the quality of work she produces for ZOMM.

Ashley Pile ZOMM

Obviously, with a powerful woman as president of our company, we are incredibly grateful for women in business.  We hope you, too, will take the time tomorrow to recognize the hard-working business women in your office.

Maybe you could even thank them with a gift, say… a small device to make sure they never lose their phone again?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

ZOMM – Keeping Busy Moms from Losing their Cell Phones!

Think of some of the busiest people you know. Who are they? Moms. Moms get pulled in a million different directions everyday, so misplacing or forgetting their mobile phones isn’t uncommon. Does this video remind you of your daily routine?

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

ZOMM = A Mother’s Peace of Mind

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, to get one!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

One Crazy Year with ZOMM!

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!)

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Making the Switch to a Smartphone

Ready to make the switch…to a smartphone? Seems like everyone these days is making the switch. In fact, Nielson estimates that there will be 150 million smartphone users by mid 2011. That means people are saying sayonara to traditional mobile phones and adopting smartphones with open arms.

There are a lot of mobile smartphones on the market—and it can be hard to decide which is right for you. We’ve come up with a few recommendations (with the help of, categorized by price. We hope our guide will help you choose the right smartphone for you!

Under $100:

Samsung Moment

This smartphone from Samsung features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash. In addition, it has 3G, WiFi and AMOLED touchscreen.

Blackberry Curve 8530

Available on all of the major networks, this is the latest in the Curve line of Blackberrys. Along with a QWERTY keyboard, the Curve 8530 has access to WiFi and 3G as well as the Blackberry App world.

$100 – $300

Motorola Droid

The first smartphone to be released exclusively on the Verizon network, the Droid offers tons of great features, including 16 GB of removable storage and a 5 MPx camera (with flash).

HTC Droid Incredible

The massive size of this wireless smartphone’s touchscreen makes it perfect for utilizing the 30,000 apps available from the Android Market. The 8-megapixel camera makes it more like a camera that happens to also be a phone.

Over $300

Apple iPhone 4

If you haven’t heard of this 3G smartphone, you literally must be living under a rock. Even with the controversy around “Antenna-gate,” this phone is still as popular as ever. The new face-time feature and multi-tasking capabilites of iOS4 make this one of the smartest smartphones around.

Nokia N900

For $550 you can pick up the Nokia N900 – featuring 32 GB of storage, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®. The sliding keyboard makes texting a breeze and the extra-large WVGA touchscreen offers a great view of media.

If you’re going to be dishing out the big bucks for one of these mobile smartphones, shouldn’t you want to protect it? Eliminate the risk of losing or forgetting your newest investment by investing in a ZOMM. Our Bluetooth Wireless Leash™ is compatible with all of the smartphones listed here—and will make certain you never lose your phone again.

ZOMM wireless leash on keychain

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