Posts Tagged ‘lost cell phone’

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Lost and Found – The Soundtrack

Do you and your cell phone have a rocky relationship? Are you always losing each other—but later finding each other again? If so, you’re not alone. There are a lot of people who have the exact same issue every day.

Because of that, we’ve compiled what we call “Lost and Found – The Soundtrack.” That’s right, the following is a list of songs to help you get through the day to day struggles of losing (and finding) your phone.

I’m Lost Without You – Robin Thicke

You Found Me – The Fray

Lost – Coldplay

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking ForU2

Lost then Found – Leona Lewis

Now this could all be avoided if you just had a ZOMM…

Traveling for the Labor Day Weekend? If so, make sure you take this playlist along! In addition to these songs, and your Wireless Leash, make sure you drive safely by using a hands-free device for phone calls, like the Safe Driving Kit for ZOMM!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Paris Hilton Lost Another Cell Phone

She’s an heiress to a hotel dynasty, a television and movie star, a writer and a recording artist. Apparently keeping all of that straight, along with an elite social life, isn’t an easy task. That’s probably why Paris Hilton reported last week that she’d once again lost her cell phone(s).

As she deboarded a plane in Manila, Paris frantically looked through her bag trying to locate her two iPhones. Now, how you lose two iPhones on a private flight is beyond us, but we have to take this opportunity to ask, “Paris, why in the world haven’t you invested in a ZOMM?”

 

Paris Hilton lost phone

photo cred: bartcop.com

If you recall, back in 2005, Paris’ phonebook was released to the public. The list included hundreds of celebrities’ personal cell numbers, including Eminem, Fred Durst, Lindsay Lohan, and Twiggy. While most people believe this was result of a hack and not Paris losing her phone, we’re still convinced she needs one.

And Paris isn’t the only celebrity who’s fallen victim to the lost phone blues. In 2007, Ashton Kutcher lost track of his phone while on vacation with wife Demi Moore in Spain. Along with some questionable photos, Ashton’s phone also contained contact information for several well-known celebrities.

So really, this just goes to show that celebrities aren’t all that different from the rest of us. They, too, lose their cell phones… and get really frustrated by it. If you want to prevent yourself from becoming the next Paris Hilton, we suggest a ZOMM Wireless Leash be your first purchase.

Do you know of any other celebs who need a ZOMM?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Top 5 Most Commonly Lost items

Who hasn’t lost something in their life? All of us, at some time or another, have had that feeling of panic when we realize we’ve misplaced something. We retrace our steps, look in every nook and cranny (including the couch cushions) and sometimes decide it must have sprouted legs and walked away.



Often times, we find the lost item right where it was supposed to be. Other times, however, it ends up in the land of lost. Nearly all businesses have a box, bin or tub of some fashion, dedicated as the “Lost and Found.”

Lost and found bins typically contain quite an eclectic mix of items. They always seem to hold a few items that make you scratch your head and say, “How did someone lose that?!”

While we can’t answer that question for you, we can let you know which items to keep an extra eye on. That is, after doing some research online (and in lost and found bins around town) we’ve discovered the five most common items in a lost and found bin:

  1. Keys
  2. USB Flash Drives
  3. Mobile Phones
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Gloves

So what can we learn from this? Well first, it’s that we need to keep better tabs on these five items. And second, we know that we’re not alone. Apparently everyone has problems keeping track of their keys, cell phone, sunglasses, etc.


Have you ever lost any of these items? Or have you lost something more valuable? Tell us your stories in the comment section below!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Emergency Assistance and Panic Alarm of ZOMM Explained by Cali Lewis

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to draw attention to your surroundings? Like Cali Lewis says, we hope you haven’t been in a situation like that. However, it never hurts to be prepared. In this video Cali discusses ZOMM’s panic alarm and emergency assistance feature:

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

FoxBusiness.com Features ZOMM



Summer Travel: Blue(tooth) Laws

Today, many people think driving and talking on the phone is as American as driving a convertible in the sun while blasting the Beach Boys on the radio. But talking (and texting) on the phone is a dangerous past time that legislators are trying to curb. In fact, in at least eight states, including New York and New Jersey, it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving unless you use a hands-free device, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

There are a myriad of wireless Bluetooth speakerphones and headsets for drivers, but only a couple of models stand out. This week, I look at two of the best choices, as well as two new gadgets for people who must, absolutely must, have their cell phone with them at all times.

Zomm, $80

Leaving your phone behind can be more than just inconvenient. In an emergency, it may mean you cannot summon help. And if you leave your phone in, say, a cab and it’s stolen, you could end up the victim of identity theft.

A nifty little solution to this modern day problem is the Zomm, a pebble-shaped Bluetooth device
that can be clipped to a set of keys or a purse and paired with your phone. Then, should you travel more than 30 feet from your phone, the Zomm starts emitting an alarm. Think of it as an electronic leash that tethers you to your phone.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2010

MSNBC Features ZOMM



Ready, set, road trip!
10 accessories to keep your summer trip rolling


The Fourth of July fireworks are over and Labor Day will be here before you know it. And since no one knows what the economy’s going to do, you might as well pack up the gang and hit the road.

The 10 accessories below can help keep you on track and, perhaps, provide a little fun along the way.

Remember Gray Powell, the Apple employee who accidentally left that prototype iPhone 4G in a bar a few months ago? Too bad he didn’t have a Zomm ($80). Essentially a Wireless Leash™, the Oreo-sized, Bluetooth-based unit beeps, flashes and vibrates anytime you and your phone get more than 30 feet apart. It also works as a speakerphone and panic button — and will surprise the heck out of the most brazen pickpocket.

Read the full story

Monday, June 14th, 2010

AOL Shopping includes ZOMM in a story about preventing loss!

Never Lose Your Stuff Again!

It’s never fun to madly search for your car keys when you’re trying to go out the door nor is it a joy to discover you’ve lost your cell phone yet again. Or how about wandering the parking lot looking for your car at the mall? So annoying! The worst is when your computer crashes and you’ve lost all your files or when you’ve lost your old photos for good. We’ll we’re lucky–these days, gadgets can come to our rescue and get us out of our bind. What technology am I talking about? There’s 5 to be specific. Interested in never losing your stuff again?

Read the full article on AOL Shopping

AOL Shopping – PDF Media Clip

Monday, June 7th, 2010

TulsaWorld – “ZOMM is a high-tech phone leash you can love”

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

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