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ZOMM Wireless Leash review: ZOMM Wireless Leash

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The Good The ZOMM Wireless Leash has a loud alarm and a compact design, and it doubles as a Bluetooth speaker.

The Bad The ZOMM leash controls and app interface aren't intuitive, and its speaker quality is disappointing.

The Bottom Line The ZOMM Wireless Leash is a great way to keep your phones (or other valuables) close by, but it has a tough learning curve and a steep price.

6.7 Overall
  • Design 7
  • Features 7
  • Performance 6

Misplacing your keys or phone is no fun; especially in the morning, when you're late and scrambling to find your things. To solve this problem, ZOMM created the Wireless Leash, a multifunctioning mobile accessory that wirelessly connects with your phone through Bluetooth.

The ZOMM Wireless Leash can be used in a number of ways. If you're the kind to always have your phone on, you can attach the ZOMM to any object (for example, your keys). Then, to find that object, you can use the MyZOMM app on your phone to activate the ZOMM's alarm, giving away its location.

But the ZOMM can also remind you not to stray too far away from your handset. Just carry it around on your person (or keychain, if that's always with you), and it will start beeping if you get too far away from your paired phone.

In addition, it can be a Bluetooth headset that's compatible with iPhones starting with the 3G. The second, third, and fourth generation of iPods and both generations of the iPad also work with the previously mentioned Bluetooth features.

Though useful, the Wireless Leash does have some setbacks. It isn't very intuitive to use and $89.99 is a high price to pay just to compensate for one's forgetfulness.

The ZOMM Wireless Leash is a small circular device that resembles a poker chip. It's 1.62 inches tall and wide, and 0.63 inch thick. Weighing just less than half an ounce, it's extremely portable. It's small enough to fit comfortably in your back or front jean pockets, or in a small clutch or bag.

You can loop the device in a key chain with a small bar up top. But, if you already have a lot of keys or accessories collected in one set, the ZOMM may push you into janitorial territory. Above the bar is a small reset button.

ZOMM Wireless Leash
The ZOMM Wireless Leash's speaker. Josh Miller/CNET

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