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Sunday, October 7th, 2012

ZOMM Goes on Shark Tank

After two months of preparation and the final taping, our Shark Tank episode finally aired on ABC last night. The response has been overwhelming and we are thrilled to have been given this experience.

Henry Penix on Shark Tank

Photo courtesy of tvequals

Shark Tank serves as a great platform for getting an idea off the ground and an amazing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. However, a company that is further along in its lifecycle, such as ZOMM, Shark Tank may better serve as a vehicle to bring awareness to a company or product. Our “ask” was more than had ever been asked on the show and it became apparent very early on that a deal would not be in the making.

We received great exposure and even with beefed-up servers, it was an effort to keep up with all the traffic. I truly hope that everyone who couldn’t get on our website before, because of the overwhelming response, will visit us again soon at

If I had to do it all over again, to get a deal, I would match the “ask” to the parameters of the show. To get exposure, I wouldn’t change a thing! ZOMM is on a great trajectory moving forward. Products and services that have been developed by ZOMM but could not be discussed on the Shark Tank, as they were not part of the “deal,” are serving the company very well. Hopefully ABC will do a follow up next season and show the Sharks what they let swim away.

Henry A Penix

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Help with Tasks from the Mundane to the Insane: the ZOMM Personal Concierge

Have you ever wanted your very own personal assistant? Now it’s easier than ever to have one with the ZOMM Personal Concierge.

Your ZOMM Personal Concierge can add time back into your day by handling tasks from the mundane to the insane. From making dinner reservations to getting seats at a sold out show, our Person Concierge is available to help you day or night.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Help the ZOMM Wireless Leash Get on the Shelf at Walmart!

We’re excited to be competing in Walmart’s Get on the Shelf contest this year. One lucky winner will get the chance to have their product stocked on shelves in Walmart stores throughout the country!

Vote in Get On The Shelf

As our loyal customers and fans, we’re hoping you will help us in our venture. In order to win, we need votes—so if you feel we deserve this honor, there are a few ways you can help:

You can vote once per avenue, per day. We truly appreciate it!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Win ZOMM Personal Concierge Service for a Year!

The ZOMM Personal Concierge can add time back into your day by handling tasks from the mundane to the insane. Let us plan your family trip, get flowers to your mom on special occasions, provide hard to get concert tickets, make last-minute dinner reservations, and much more—all for free!

That’s right, during the month of March, you can enter to win a free one-year subscription to the ZOMM Personal Concierge. All you have to do is provide your name and email address. Click on the image to enter!

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If you win a one-year subscription to the ZOMM Personal Concierge, what will you do with it?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

ZOMM 2011 Video Recap

It’s hard to believe the end of 2011 is here! In only a few days it will be 2012. We’ve done a lot over the past year, including the release of ZOMM Pink and the Safe Driving Kit at CES last year and the launch of both our Android and iPhone apps.

We also released several new videos in 2011 and wanted to take this opportunity to take a look back at the year in video form:

We’ve had a great year and are looking forward to another great one in 2012!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Holiday Contest Time – Spot the ZOMMs, Win a ZOMM!

The holidays are here and we’re in the spirit of giving! From now until Christmas, we’ll be giving away several of our Wireless Leashes to you, our loyal customers, fans, followers and of course, friends.

holiday contest

The first way to win is in our “Spot the ZOMMs” holiday-themed contest. Here’s how you can enter:

  • Visit our Twitter Page (more specifically, this Twitpic)
  • Count the ZOMMs in the photo
  • Tweet @theZOMM with your answer

We’ll be doing this contest three times throughout the month – so be sure to check our Twitter Page regularly for your chance to win!

On December 5, we’ll be launching a contest right here on our blog as well – but we can’t tell you just what it is yet. You’ll have to tune in next Monday to find out how to win!

In light of all these contests, we want to know: what would you do to win a ZOMM?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions about ZOMM: The Answers

We get a lot of feedback from our customers, and we make sure to listen! Lately we’ve noticed a few questions rising to the top and being asked more frequently than others. Today we’re looking at two of these questions:

1. How do I increase my battery life?

Simple, download the newest firmware. When ZOMM was introduced, the battery life for standard use was about 3-5 days. However, with our latest firmware upgrade, we’ve nearly doubled that and ow get 6-7 days on one full charge. Make sure you have the latest firmware upgrade by checking your myZOMM profile.

2. How to I increase the speakerphone volume?

Again, the answer is simple. Don’t start looking all over your ZOMM for controls, though. Instead, you’ll use the controls on your phone to increase the speakerphone volume on the ZOMM.

Here’s how: Next time you take a call via your ZOMM, use the volume buttons on your phone to turn up the volume. Doing this while using ZOMM will increase the speakerphone volume-and stay that way. No need to do this during each call, the settings will save.

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Do you have a question about how to use your ZOMM? Reach out to us here by leaving a comment, contact support or tweet us @theZOMM!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

ZOMM’s Top Tech Tweeps

Do you tweet? Chances are if you’re interested in all things tech (as we know many of you are), you’ve visited this micro-blogging site at least a few times. Maybe you even have a Twitter app or two downloaded on your smartphone.

Twitter isn’t just a fun way to keep track of friends and foursquare updates; it’s also a great way to get up-to-date information on new tech trends such as Spotify and the latest iPhone rumors.

Want to stay updated on everything going on the tech world? Here’s a list of top tech tweeps we recommend following:


Cali Lewis is one tech-savvy lady! Not only does she host her own show GeekBeat.TV, but she’s also a tech correspondent for CNN, FOX and Sirius 101’s GeekTime. All that and she still finds time to tweet! Kudos to you Miss Cali!


Robert Scoble might be one of the most popular people to follow on Google+, but this technology evangelist and former Fast Company blogger is also a great tweep to follow on Twitter. Robert doesn’t just talk about tech; he brings a critical eye to many of the latest tech trends.


Katie Boehret’s technology column is published weekly in the Wall Street Journal, but that doesn’t mean she reserves her tech updates for Wednesdays. This tech-savvy writer also blogs on the blog “All Things D.” Her twitter stream is filled with updates about these posts as well as her musing on technology and small insights into life at the WSJ.

@Mashable is a great source for the latest technology news and their CEO and founder, Pete Cashmore’s Twitter account covers everything from the latest gadget news to how technology is influencing global events. If you choose to follow this Twitter account you’ll be in good company; @Mashable has over 2,402,230 followers!

Our very own Twitter account isn’t just a great way to stay updated about what’s going on at ZOMM, it’s also a great way to find out about technology trends and get updates about mobile tech! But you knew that already, right?  (And we have to give a big shoutout to all our followers – we just passed the 10,000 follower mark!)

Not on Twitter? You can still get great updates about ZOMM on Facebook. “Like” us to find out more!

Who’s your favorite tech tweep? Leave a comment below or give us a give us a shout out on Twitter and let us know!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Perfect Gift for Dad This Father’s Day

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland

Do you have one of those dads who will do anything for you, without asking for anything more than a “thank you” in return? If so, now’s the time to show him how much you appreciate him—That’s right, this Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day!

We think ZOMM makes a great gift for Dad…but you don’t have to take our word for it.


Jim Gorzelany included ZOMM in his “Great Car-Themed Gifts for Dads” post for Forbes. So if your dad sounds something like this:

Auto aficionados tend to be a breed apart from mere motorists. While it’s cliché to infer they have motor oil coursing through their veins, their interest in all things vehicular run much deeper than the mere act of getting from one location to another,”

Then ZOMM makes a great gift!

Luxe List ZOMM

The Luxe List’s Merilee Kern boasts ZOMM as a gift to “help him keep better track of it [his phone] — and the related stress at bay”. Her guide was also featured on Associated Content.

ZOMM Fox news

And Fox News contributor John R. Quain listed ZOMM as a great tech gift for Dad (or grads) because, who hasn’t forgotten their cell phone?

What are you getting your Dad for Father’s Day?

Monday, May 9th, 2011

ZOMM on Great Day St. Louis (KMOV-TV)

ZOMM Pink is featured on the Monday, May 9th episode of  “Good Day St. Louis” – ZOMM is seen at the 1:45 mark.

  • ZOMM Loves Female Innovators

    As many know, ZOMM was invented by Laurie Penix, the mom of the Penix family. Laurie recalls being on the treadmill, watching Oprah, when a phone call from a girlfriend inspired her to look further into the idea of a wireless leash. Inspired by Laurie’s innovation, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find some of the other top mompreneurs to share with – and hopefully inspire – everyone....

  • Keep Your Children Safe – Alternate Uses for ZOMM Wireless Leash

    In light of this spring’s annual National Safe Kids Week, we wanted to share these alternate uses of our Wireless Leash. Keep reading to find out how ZOMM can keep your toddlers and teens safe…...

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

    2010 has come and gone! Here's ZOMM's 201 Wrap-up....

  • 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....

  • 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. ...