The Zomm was created by a mom on a treadmill who was watching Oprah. She prayed for something to invent, and some higher power inspired her to make a Bluetooth “leash” that beeps extremely loudly if your phone is over 30 feet away. She didn’t stop there, though, adding speakerphone capability, a panic button, and an emergency button that automatically calls 911 like those “help, help, I fell down” necklaces. And no matter how fully featured and well-designed this device is, that Zomm mom should warn you that, like a pet, a Zomm is a lot of responsibility. For every one time the Zomm might save your phone from being misplaced or stolen, there will be hundreds of times you’ll have to return to your desk to grab your Zomm (which fits conveniently on key rings), deactivate something you accidentally activated, or tell the police that there’s no emergency, just a trigger-happy Zomm. Even so, after extensive testing, we can verify that it works as advertised--with several caveats.