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ZOMM, LLC, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an emerging technology company specializing in the design and manufacturing of wireless and hands-free devices for mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Its first product, the ZOMM Wireless Leash, uses Bluetooth to prevent mobile phone loss using various indicators: vibration, lights and sound. ZOMM also provides hands-free communication with speakerphone capabilities and provides emergency dialing to 911 or other user-selected numbers.[1]


ZOMM’s name is derived from the first letter of each of the Penix children’s names: Zac, Olivia and Madison, and Laurie is the Mom.[2]

The ZOMM Wireless Leash is the brainchild of Laurie Penix who created a solution for a common problem – losing and misplacing mobile phones. With her husband Henry Penix, they founded ZOMM and soon collaborated with Peter Hauser, formerly of Microsoft, who shares the patent for the first wireless mouse and keyboard.[no citations needed here]

In January of 2012, ZOMM won three Innovation Awards from the International Consumer Electronics Show in the Health & Wellness, Personal Electronics, and Wireless Handset categories for the LifestyleConnect, an R&D project that leveraged personal health monitoring devices to alert friends and family when a loved one was in danger. [3]

ZOMM appeared on Shark Tank in October of 2012 and was denied an additional investment as their ask was considered excessive given the company's surplus of on-hand inventory and high R&D attribution.[4]

Other companies manufacture a similar electronic leash product such as BlueNIO, SEcu4, Borsalina, Phone Halo, and Cobra Electronics.

Awards and Accolades

2010 International CES Best of Innovations Award for wireless leash.[5][6]


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