If you don't want to lose your smartphone, maybe you should put it on an invisible leash...or maybe you could put a car alarm on it...how about a speaker phone or light-up call notification for your phone too? There's a new device that reminds you to take your phone with you and also acts .an an emergency alarm, works as a speaker phone and lights up when your phone rings.
ZOMM, a wireless leash for any Bluetooth-enabled
phone that will sound an alarm if you walk away from your mobile phone,
notifying you to turn around. The company motto is "alarming smart."
The award-winning device also features
call notification with speakerphone, a panic alarm and a feature that
allows you to call emergency assistance from anywhere in the world with
just one press of a button.
ZOMM is smaller than a normal electronic car key
and attaches to a key ring. It fits in a pocket
or purse and can even attach to a piece of clothing or workout gear.
Similar in diameter to a poker chip, ZOMM features a
single button, LED lights for visual notifications, a
microphone for two-way communications and a speaker for audible alerts
including full speakerphone functionality.
As a wireless leash to your mobile phone, ZOMM sends an alert if you ever accidentally leave your mobile phone behind. With call notification, ZOMM
will vibrate, flash lights and provide a sound alert for incoming calls
when your mobile phone is out of sight; in a purse, gym bag or in a
noisy environment. To answer a call just press a button and ZOMM is a fully functioning speakerphone. To send to voice mail, just press the multifunction button twice.
As a personal security device, ZOMM will sound a
panic alarm and/or call for emergency assistance from anywhere in the
world with just one press of a button. With its speakerphone
capabilities, you can speak to emergency personnel without ever
touching your mobile phone.
"ZOMM is a device that not only keeps your mobile phone secure, but also helps keep you and your family safe," said Laurie Penix, ZOMM's
co-founder. "With two kids in college and a senior in high school, I
feel better knowing they have a panic alarm that sounds an ear piercing
alert to fend off a would-be attacker, AND calls emergency assistance
if they choose."
ZOMM is taking the consumer electronic industry by
storm, having won the 2010 International CES "The Best of Innovations"
Award. The competition honors outstanding design and engineering in
consumer electronics products from around the world. Entrants are
judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers,
engineers and members of the trade press. Past award winners include;
Samsung, Nokia, Panasonic and many other world brands and household
ZOMM will be available for retail in the second
quarter of 2010, in both black and white color options. It uses a
lithium-ion battery with a single charge lasting approximately three
days. ZOMM also comes with a standard micro USB wall
charger, a micro USB charger that connects with any computer (for
updates and activation) and optional clips for ease of use