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ZOMM Wireless Bluetooth Cellphone Leash

Speed to First Woot:
3m 27.772s
First Sucker:
ictsf1119
Last Wooter to Woot:
cbuchheit
Last Purchase:
a year ago
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Top 22% of all Woots
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  • 1% one week old
  • 1% one month old
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  • 80% > one year old

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  • 68% bought 1
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lichme


quality posts: 2693 Private Messages lichme

readymade


quality posts: 19 Private Messages readymade

With this leash, never again will my cellphone run across the street to smell my neighbors cellphone when I take it out for walkies.

I got something better than luck.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3165 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lots of comments from when this was offered in March

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 548 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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lichme wrote:3 Star Avg Reviews from 100+ users


From the ZOMM rep during the last sale:

zommtech wrote:Amazon reviews span over 3+ years of development. Latest firmware and education from FAQ's have provided solutions to earlier concerns.




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zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech

So glad to offer Wireless Leash and Safe Driving Kit combo on Woot! Happy to answer any questions.

lrgraham14


quality posts: 8 Private Messages lrgraham14

Laotop Mag reviewed this and didnt like it so much. Short battery life was one of the biggest complaints.
http://www.laptopmag.com/accessories/zomm-wireless-leash-plus.aspx


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zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
lrgraham14 wrote:Laotop Mag reviewed this and didnt like it so much. Short battery life was one of the biggest complaints.
http://www.laptopmag.com/accessories/zomm-wireless-leash-plus.aspx


The battery lasts 5-7 days on average on a full 4 hour charge. If you use the speakerphone more, you'll see closer to 3-5 days, with less speakerphone usage you'll see 7-8 days.

airmanwalls


quality posts: 0 Private Messages airmanwalls

I think the CEO from Zomm was on Shark Tank.

0x776F6F7421


quality posts: 4 Private Messages 0x776F6F7421
With over ONE BILLION media impressions, ZOMM has become a global consumer favorite


Wow, that's...uh...what the funnybone is a media impression?

maryco


quality posts: 1 Private Messages maryco

I have a Zomm and love it. The noise cancelling feature when driving is especially fantastic.

lichme


quality posts: 2693 Private Messages lichme
ThunderThighs wrote:Quote from previous sale





If you Sort By Most Recent you can see many users still aren't happy. As with any sale, it is always best to look at what people have to say recently. I do this with anything I look at personally, and I would advise others to do the same.

Killjoy


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Killjoy

I bought one of these when the CEO was on Shark Tank. I used it for two days and promptly sent it back. I wanted it for it's speakerphone abilities, for which it was virtually worthless.

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
0x776F6F7421 wrote:Wow, that's...uh...what the funnybone is a media impression?


It's when an ad is measured going out to a viewing audience. Each time ZOMM has been in the media - TV, magazine, newspaper, etc... it's reach is measured.

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
Killjoy wrote:I bought one of these when the CEO was on Shark Tank. I used it for two days and promptly sent it back. I wanted it for it's speakerphone abilities, for which it was virtually worthless.


Some didn't realize that you can adjust the speakerphone volume with the volume controls on your phone. When taking calls on my ZOMM, I have to actually turn it down from the loudest setting.

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
maryco wrote:I have a Zomm and love it. The noise cancelling feature when driving is especially fantastic.


Thank you. We actually have users who use ZOMM in their car with the safe driving kit (visor clip) in convertibles with little to no wind noise!

ugrasse2


quality posts: 6 Private Messages ugrasse2

So, for $35, they're throwing a lot of stuff at you. Of course, the MSRP/"value" is fictional, as they usually are, but let's break it down.

The quick-connect keychain looks like a copy of the $15-$18 "Troika". There are cheap copies out there, but if it's the real thing, value $15.

The car-charger looks exactly like the one Duracell slaps their name on and peddles at Staples for $5. Value $5.

The AC charger ... well, let's give it $5. And another $1 for the cable.

Total "value" (at best), $26 for accessories. With shipping, you pay $35, so the plastic clip and the actual device run $9.

I'm going the expect the speakerphone to be poor. Let's face it, such a small device... just, no. So you're paying $9 for a remote emergency call button and a bluetooth beacon.

Me, I already have that quick-release key-ring and more charger than I need. For $9 shipped, I'd give the device a spin; but for $35, including $26 of things I don't need... pass.

Tom84


quality posts: 5 Private Messages Tom84

The best part of this whole thing was learning about the StickNFind. It appears they are doing something like the old old version of U Grok It before they focused on businesses only.

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
ugrasse2 wrote:So, for $35, they're throwing a lot of stuff at you. Of course, the MSRP/"value" is fictional, as they usually are, but let's break it down.

The quick-connect keychain looks like a copy of the $15-$18 "Troika". There are cheap copies out there, but if it's the real thing, value $15.

The car-charger looks exactly like the one Duracell slaps their name on and peddles at Staples for $5. Value $5.

The AC charger ... well, let's give it $5. And another $1 for the cable.

Total "value" (at best), $26 for accessories. With shipping, you pay $35, so the plastic clip and the actual device run $9.

I'm going the expect the speakerphone to be poor. Let's face it, such a small device... just, no. So you're paying $9 for a remote emergency call button and a bluetooth beacon.

Me, I already have that quick-release key-ring and more charger than I need. For $9 shipped, I'd give the device a spin; but for $35, including $26 of things I don't need... pass.



Wow, you drive a hard bargain. You're close on the accessory prices, with one exception.
The plastic clip is actually a metal clip that was tooled just for ZOMM with noise channeling technology. That alone runs your price to over $40 just for accessories.
Then for the Wireless Leash by itself, we sell online for $69.95 every day. So now we are at $109.95 for what Woot is offering for $29.99 because of volume pricing.
A perfect Mother's day gift as well...

teamcoltra


quality posts: 8 Private Messages teamcoltra

I think I am going to buy one, clip it to my shirt and put a star trek communicator badge over it.

Then I everyone will know that I am a badass.

GossipNinja


quality posts: 4 Private Messages GossipNinja

How does the ZOMM compare to other "tag" solutions like the other ones woot is selling?

http://tech.woot.com/offers/ifi-smart-tag-t2-1-for-android

cyraxote


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cyraxote

@zommtech:

I already have built-in Bluetooth in my car. 1) Does this interfere with that? That is, if I don't want to use the Bluetooth speakerphone at all, can I do that? 2) What does it offer me beyond the speakerphone that I don't want to use? To answer my own question, it looks like:
a) use app to find keychain
b) use keychain to find phone
c) use for emergency call 911 with one button (although I wonder how that works re: my question #1 above).

Thanks.

edit:

This may answer question c: http://www.amazon.com/review/R27S841DFDXR56/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003N3J6BU

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
GossipNinja wrote:How does the ZOMM compare to other "tag" solutions like the other ones woot is selling?

http://tech.woot.com/offers/ifi-smart-tag-t2-1-for-android



Only works with certain Androids, ZOMM works with all phones with Bluetooth and on all platforms.
This particular device you speak of does not have a speaker phone, noise canceling microphone, safe driving kit or the ability to dial emergency services with one button press like ZOMM does. Hope that helps.

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
cyraxote wrote:@zommtech:

I already have built-in Bluetooth in my car. 1) Does this interfere with that? That is, if I don't want to use the Bluetooth speakerphone at all, can I do that? 2) What does it offer me beyond the speakerphone that I don't want to use? To answer my own question, it looks like:
a) use app to find keychain
b) use keychain to find phone
c) use for emergency call 911 with one button (although I wonder how that works re: my question #1 above).

Thanks.



ZOMM does not have to interfere with your in car bluetooth.
With one press of the ZOMM button (press and hold for 6 seconds), an emergency call is dialed (911 or any number you program in ZOMM), then a connection is made and a recording is played to the recipient that says your having an emergency. If you can talk, then you talk through the ZOMM speakerphone. If you can't, the recipient has heard the recording and they use what they have to locate you via the GPS in your mobile phone (triangulation, etc...)

cyraxote


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cyraxote

Can you set it so that it doesn't automatically sound an alert when the phone and fob are separated. That is, can it be used as an on-demand finder of lost keys or phone without the automated distance alarm? I don't necessarily keep my phone and keys together at all times, and I feel like having to silence the alarm alot might get old really fast.

zommtech


quality posts: 7 Private Messages zommtech
cyraxote wrote:Can you set it so that it doesn't automatically sound an alert when the phone and fob are separated. That is, can it be used as an on-demand finder of lost keys or phone without the automated distance alarm? I don't necessarily keep my phone and keys together at all times, and I feel like having to silence the alarm alot might get old really fast.



Yes, you can silence the alarm as you wish. However, if you need to find your keys, the audio alert may be beneficial. ZOMM flashed lights, vibrates and sounds an audio alert to alarm.

using_the_whole_fist


quality posts: 5 Private Messages using_the_whole_fist

ZOMM, have an editor look at your product description. It is informative but it has some strange puctuation and other minor issues. Good luck.

ShadowTech


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ShadowTech

It's been mentioned this won't interfere with your car bluetooth, HOWEVER, you will run into problems if your phone can only handle 1 bluetooth connection at a time. So if your phone can only do 1, anytime you get in your car and switch to the car's bluetooth, the alarm in this thing will go off since the connection will be broken. Same thing happens if you use a regular BT headset. Turn on your headset and the alarm on this will go off.

As for using it to actually "find" your phone.. it can't do that, I don't care what they try to tell you. Bluetooth does NOT work like that. The best it can do is tell you that you're within a certain range of what you're looking for. It cannot judge distance or direction once a connection is made/lost.

So keep in mind.. this will NOT find your phone if you lost it. Unless you remember where you left your phone, this thing will be completely useless. All this gadget does is alerts you that you're about to walk 30ft away from it.

Also, while this may have decent reviews on Amazon, there are quite a few suspicions of shill reviews on there (but we all know companies NEVER EVER do this..), so make sure ya really look into the comments made on there.

\o/

cyraxote


quality posts: 2 Private Messages cyraxote
ShadowTech wrote:As for using it to actually "find" your phone.. it can't do that, I don't care what they try to tell you. Bluetooth does NOT work like that. The best it can do is tell you that you're within a certain range of what you're looking for.
So keep in mind.. this will NOT find your phone if you lost it.



What I was thinking of was more along the lines of: misplace phone; press button on device; phone app receives signal and causes the phone to make a noise.

zommtech2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zommtech2
ShadowTech wrote:It's been mentioned this won't interfere with your car bluetooth, HOWEVER, you will run into problems if your phone can only handle 1 bluetooth connection at a time. So if your phone can only do 1, anytime you get in your car and switch to the car's bluetooth, the alarm in this thing will go off since the connection will be broken. Same thing happens if you use a regular BT headset. Turn on your headset and the alarm on this will go off.

As for using it to actually "find" your phone.. it can't do that, I don't care what they try to tell you. Bluetooth does NOT work like that. The best it can do is tell you that you're within a certain range of what you're looking for. It cannot judge distance or direction once a connection is made/lost.

So keep in mind.. this will NOT find your phone if you lost it. Unless you remember where you left your phone, this thing will be completely useless. All this gadget does is alerts you that you're about to walk 30ft away from it.

Also, while this may have decent reviews on Amazon, there are quite a few suspicions of shill reviews on there (but we all know companies NEVER EVER do this..), so make sure ya really look into the comments made on there.



Not all mobile phones are able to maintain two Bluetooth hands-free connections at the same time. Some phones, such as the iPhone, can be connected to up to two hands-free devices. The Wireless Leash will work seamlessly with another car kit or headset when used with an iPhone.

If your phone, like most, can handle one connection at a time, we suggest you first turn the Wireless Leash off before turning on your car or headset. When finished, you can turn the Wireless Leash back on and it will reconnect with your phone.

The Wireless Leash is what it sounds like, a tether to your phone to prevent you from getting too far away from it (about 30 feet). It alarms (and vibrates and flashes) when you leave your phone behind. This prevents you from forgetting it at home, work, your car, a restaurant, etc. It does not tell you the exact location of your phone (we wouldn't tell you that it does). With the Wireless Leash, you'll never get too far from your phone without knowing it.

With our Android app, you can also trigger an alarm on the phone or Wireless Leash to locate a misplaced phone or set of keys. (This requires a Bluetooth connection).

zommtech2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zommtech2
cyraxote wrote:What I was thinking of was more along the lines of: misplace phone; press button on device; phone app receives signal and causes the phone to make a noise.



This is exactly what the ZOMM Wireless Leash can do, with our myZOMM Android app!

iguana71


quality posts: 4 Private Messages iguana71

Will this work with Windows Phone 8?

zommtech2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zommtech2
iguana71 wrote:Will this work with Windows Phone 8?



The Wireless Leash will work with Windows phone 8, as it will with any phone that supports Bluetooth.

no1g8r


quality posts: 2 Private Messages no1g8r

So, for an alternative, I could hook this to my little rug-rat so that it would alert me (and him?) if he is getting more than 30 feet away while we're out shopping?

And if he gets whiny, I could have it programmed so that I could tell him to quit whining to me, just push the button and hold and it can call his mother, so that he can whine to her instead?

Maybe this thing is worthwhile after all. (If only it could be set up to alert me when he gets WITHIN 30 feet, so that I can move further away) ;)

JayJones07


quality posts: 0 Private Messages JayJones07

Last week I walked away from my phone, left on a slot machine at a local casino. I never want to experience the terror I felt as I reached in my empty pocket to make a call. Luckily, an honest individual turned my phone in to security. I'm not relying on making that connection again. I ordered 3, one for each member of my immediate family. As soon as the sun comes up, I'm calling several others to refer this Woot to them!

zommtech2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zommtech2
no1g8r wrote:So, for an alternative, I could hook this to my little rug-rat so that it would alert me (and him?) if he is getting more than 30 feet away while we're out shopping?

And if he gets whiny, I could have it programmed so that I could tell him to quit whining to me, just push the button and hold and it can call his mother, so that he can whine to her instead?

Maybe this thing is worthwhile after all. (If only it could be set up to alert me when he gets WITHIN 30 feet, so that I can move further away) ;)



When used with the Android app, you could attach the Wireless Leash to a child and be alerted on the phone when he or she gets about 30 feet away.

yaky


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yaky

The bad thing about this is when you have a mix of different Bluetooth hands free devices. Adding this would only hurt the perfectly good Bluetooth devices I already have running.

If this simply identified itself as a Bluetooth Mouse instead of a handset, I would buy it.

EDIT:
This is a better idea:
http://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Bracelet-Vibrating-Caller-Vibration-Wristwatch/dp/B007TCF12E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1367746309&sr=8-2&keywords=bluetooth+alert#productDetails

Or better yet, if they made the bluetooth headsets (ie my HBS 700) vibrate when they disconnect instead of just a beep on the earphones, that would solve everything.

Edit 2:
Android users: App called "Bluetooth Leash Free" or "Never Forget My Phone" can create an alarm (or a ringtone) on your device when you separate a connected Bluetooth device gets disconnected. But if you're in a noisy environment, you may not hear it when you're 30-100ft away. That works well so I won't forget my phone as I leave work.

pseudogourmet98


quality posts: 15 Private Messages pseudogourmet98
zommtech2 wrote:

With our Android app, you can also trigger an alarm on the phone or Wireless Leash to locate a misplaced phone or set of keys. (This requires a Bluetooth connection).



1. iPhone app too?
2. Does the leash work like the "find my iPhone" app?
3. when you say this requires a Bluetooth connection, does that mean if the phone and keys (with device) are too far apart to make the connection the alarm will not work?

iguana71


quality posts: 4 Private Messages iguana71

woot! read my Tech.woot post.

Or my mind...

iguana71


quality posts: 4 Private Messages iguana71
ShadowTech wrote:...As for using it to actually "find" your phone.. it can't do that, I don't care what they try to tell you... this will NOT find your phone if you lost it. Unless you remember where you left your phone, this thing will be completely useless...


zommtech2 wrote:With our Android app, you can also trigger an alarm on the phone or Wireless Leash to locate a misplaced phone or set of keys. (This requires a Bluetooth connection).





ShadowTech wrote:...All this gadget does is alerts you that you're about to walk 30ft away from it.


RIF...You must have missed the speakerphone and One-touch Emergency Assistance capabilities.