Posts Tagged ‘lost phone’

Friday, November 12th, 2010

All I Want for Christmas is…ZOMM!

Are you making a Christmas list this year? Well if so, now’s the time to do it! November 8 thru the 14 is Dear Santa Letter Week.

Now that you know it’s time to write your letter, do you know what will be on your list?

Well, according to Nielsen, 28% of cell phone users are now using smartphones. So if you’re not in that 28%, perhaps a new iPhone 4 or Droid X should be on your list.

And, of course, if a new phone is on your Christmas list, then you should probably add ZOMM to that list as well! ZOMM will make sure you never lose your phone again—it’s the gift that keeps on giving. However, even if a new phone isn’t on your list, ZOMM still can be. That’s because ZOMM works with almost ANY cell phone out there, just as long as it has Bluetooth.

So while Santa is making his list and checking it twice, make sure you’re making a list, too.

Is ZOMM on your loved one’s Christmas lists? Purchase from our online store today and receive free shipping! Professional gift wrapping is also available.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Protect Yourself with the ZOMM Panic Alarm

While we hope you’re never in a sketchy situation like the one seen here, it never hurts to be prepared. Not only will ZOMM prevent you from losing your phone, but it can also protect you from unwanted visitors.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

ZOMM Introduces New Features for the Holidays

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ZOMM Introduces New Features for the Holidays

Updated Firmware and New Activation Software Provides Customized Options and Better Speaker Quality for ZOMM -The World’s First Wireless Leash for Mobile Phones

TULSA, Okla. (Nov. 1, 2010) – ZOMM, LLC, an emerging technology company, introduces new features and upgrades for its ZOMM Wireless Leash™, providing customizable options for an enhanced user experience. The new firmware also provides a 30 percent improvement in volume and voice clarity of the ZOMM speaker and microphone.

Using Bluetooth® technology, the keychain-sized ZOMM prevents users from losing or misplacing their mobile phone by vibrating, flashing lights and sounding an alarm when they separate from their phone. With added features of call notification, a fully functional speakerphone with a noise-canceling microphone for safe hands-free communication while driving and a personal safety device for emergencies, ZOMM is the ultimate multi-functional accessory for any Bluetooth-enabled phone.

The new firmware release, available for free download at ZOMM.com, includes features driven by editorial reviews and customer feedback. The distance for the alarm to sound when separated from a mobile phone was previously set to a distance of 30 – 70 feet on the device; however, the upgrade allows the user to choose their distance to be either short or long. The new features and upgrades also include the ability to mute the ringer and other sounds, adjust the ZOMM volume from the user’s phone, customize the emergency number ZOMM dials and name the ZOMM.

“We listened to our customers and added features to ZOMM that have received the most attention,” said Henry Penix, CEO of ZOMM, LLC. “Purchasing individual products to match each of the key features the ZOMM Wireless Leash provides would cost more than $200 plus monthly fees; however, ZOMM wraps everything into one sleek device for under $100 with no monthly fees and makes it the must-have gift this holiday season for anyone who owns a mobile phone.”

The ZOMM Wireless Leash is available in both black and white color options at a MSRP of $99.99. Customers who have already purchased a previous generation of ZOMM may go online and upgrade their devices for free. For more information or to purchase a ZOMM Wireless Leash, please visit us online at www.zomm.com.

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About ZOMM, LLC

ZOMM, LLC is an emerging technology company that enhances lives through technology. Its first product, ZOMM Wireless Leash, won a Best of Innovations award at the Consumer Electronic Show. ZOMM has since received over 350 million media impressions worldwide including coverage on leading broadcast stations and featured in over 1000 magazines and newspapers. Its executive team includes legendary seasoned leaders in business, technology, marketing and finance. ZOMM’s mission to enhance lives through technology is now being realized as new products and services are introduced to the world. ZOMM is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla. with offices in Kirkland, Wash. For more information about ZOMM, please visit www.zomm.com.

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!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

WIRED Reviews the ZOMM

ZOMM Electronic Leash

Reviewed by Michael S. Lasky  • September 23, 2010
Want a Speakerphone That Doubles as a Panic Button? We've Got You Covered
$80  •  zomm.com

Want a Speakerphone That Doubles as a Panic Button? We’ve Got You Covered

The ZOMM looks and feels like a cheap trinket you’d get at the third-rate gadget convention. But don’t let this first impression fool you. In a pinch, the ZOMM can save your cell and maybe your butt.

About the size of a prune (eww), the ZOMM attaches to a keychain or lanyard and pairs via Bluetooth to your phone. The idea: If you stray too far from the phone the ZOMM emits a high-pitched alarm or flashes its lights or vibrates indicating you’re about to leave your cell behind. Press the gigantic ‘Z’ button on the side of the ZOMM and the alarm will cease.

If that’s all the ZOMM did it certainly wouldn’t be worth 80 bucks. But the thing also moonlights as a fairly decent hands-free speakerphone. Considering the diminutive size of the device, the sound is surprisingly good at both ends of the conversation. While there is currently no volume control, an upcoming firmware update promises to add this.

The ZOMM can also act as a panic button if shit starts to get real. Say you’re about to be mugged. Hold the Z button down for 10 seconds and the alarm squeals. We’re not sure if a perp would find this aggravating (leading to an ass kicking), scary (leading to him running away), or hilarious (leading to a light ass kicking). The ZOMM will also dial 911 if you keep the button held down for additional 5 seconds. Can’t talk to the operator because your mouth is full of bloody Chiclets? The ZOMM also has a GPS that will pinpoint your location.

Initial activation, firmware updates, and programming the emergency call to a number other than 911 are all done via a small downloaded PC app. The lithium ion battery keeps the ZOMM going for about three days but has only enough power to last through, at best, 2 hours of talk time.

Still not bad for a gizmo that can potentially get you out of a jam and more importantly prevent your cellphone from being left behind. But one taxing question remains: If you use a ZOMM too much do you eventually become a ZOMM-bie?

WIRED Multitasks better than Ari Gold. Brain-dead simple to set up and activate. Stays powered for up to three days.

TIRED Lack of volume control dependent on promised firmware updates. Speakerphone doesn’t pick up sounds well unless directly in front of you. Emergency call takes at least 15 seconds to initiate.

  • Manufacturer: ZOMM
  • Price: $80

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

ZOMM Opencamp Recap – Parachuting, Demoing and Blogging!

Like most kids, the ZOMM team went to camp this summer. Ours just happened to be a little different.  It is called Opencamp.

ZOMM Titanium Opencamp Sponsor

A few weeks ago we told you about Opencamp, and that ZOMM served as the Titanium Sponsor. Equipped with matching “alarmingly SMART” t-shirts and a customized van, the ZOMM team had a great time as they took over Dallas for the weekend.

The event started out strong on Friday night with a skydiving display by the Army Golden Knights. Opencamp organizer, John Pozadzides, participated in the jump, tethered to one of the soldiers. As if skydiving wasn’t exciting enough, John decided to up the ante…

Mid jump, John pulled out his ZOMM (which was pre-programmed to dial Cali Lewis instead of 911) and made a call. When Cali answered the call, those of us on the ground were able to hear John describe what it was like to be parachuting to the ground—it was incredible!

The Army Golden Knights have been parachuting for 50 years, and never once have that made a call during their descent. It’s pretty amazing to know that the first call was made from a ZOMM! (visit our Facebook page to see a video of John’s reaction to the call.)

Throughout Saturday and Sunday, the ZOMM team demoed the ZOMM Wireless Leash to hundreds of Opencamp goers—and generated a ton of buzz around the multi-featured Bluetooth device. Whether it was the wireless leash, call notification and speakerphone or personal safety aspect, everyone found something appealing about ZOMM.

ZOMM Demo Opencamp

The team is still running off of momentum from the weekend, and can’t wait for our next opportunity to be part of such an exciting event.

Want to learn more about ZOMM’s time at Opencamp? Visit our Flickr, Facebook Page, Twitter or YouTube channel!

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?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Typical Mac User Features ZOMM



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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