ZOMM Puts Your Cell Phone on a Leash

How many times did your mother tell you growing up that you'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on? As it turns out, she was feeding you a line of bull, but what she should have said instead is that if you're not more careful, you'll end up misplacing your pricey smartphone. It happens to all of us, whether it falls out of our pants pocket in a cab or we leave it on the table in a restaurant. Or maybe you walked out of the house without your phone. It's situations like these where ZOMM's digital leash could save the day.

The concept is pretty simple. Just attach the silver-dollar sized device to your keychain or anything else you always keep on your person and pair it with any Bluetooth enabled phone. Wander off too far from your phone and the ZOMM device will alert you via vibration, flashing lights, or by sounding an alarm, the company explains.

ZOMM is accepting pre-orders now, which runs $80 for the device and will begin shipping this summer.

ZOMM Showcases Bluetooth Wireless Technology in World’s First Wireless Mobile Phone Leash

Bluetooth SIG Recognizes ZOMM as “One to Watch”

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today recognized the makers of ZOMMTM for its one-of-a-kind application of Bluetooth® technology in the world’s first wireless leash for mobile phones that also features call notification and personal security capabilities. Capturing a 2010 Best of Innovations Award at CES, this device has been recognized by the Bluetooth SIG as “One to Watch” because of its multiple use case scenarios, broad consumer appeal, and conventional application of wireless technology.

“ZOMM is the solution to a common problem of losing one’s mobile phone and has become a must have accessory for the many Bluetooth enabled mobile phone users around the globe.”

ZOMM features simple functionality and convenient use case scenarios. Using Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.1+EDR, ZOMM detects if its wirelessly connected mobile phone is a certain distance from it – if so, it alerts the owner via vibration, flashing lights and even sounds an alarm. The device also features call notification and speakerphone capabilities that allows users to answer calls directly from the device. Additionally, ZOMM contains a panic alarm that can call emergency assistance from anywhere in the world with just the push of a button.

“Through the use of Bluetooth wireless technology, ZOMM provides an array of convenient applications for users,” said Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Its simple application of Bluetooth technology appeals to the masses – nobody wants to lose their mobile phone.”

“ZOMM revolutionized the Bluetooth wireless peripherals market by taking a new concept and coupling it with existing technology,” said Peter Hauser, chief technical officer of ZOMM. “ZOMM is the solution to a common problem of losing one’s mobile phone and has become a must have accessory for the manyBluetooth enabled mobile phone users around the globe.”

ZOMM is available for pre-order now at zomm.com and will be available for retail purchase this summer.

The Bluetooth SIG One to Watch companies are chosen from products qualified by all levels of membership, including Adopter, of the Bluetooth SIG.