Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Griffin Launches HELO TC Helicopter, Controlled by iOS Devices

Nashville, TN – August 17, 2011 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, launched its newest AppPowered accessory: HELO TC, a remote-controlled helicopter. The HELO TC app transforms the Multi-Touch display of any iOS device into a remote control for HELO TC.

HELO TC is a twin-rotored, indoor helicopter built on a lightweight metal frame with a black polycarbonate body. It comes with a Flight Deck infrared module, which plugs into an iOS device to transmit control signals to the helicopter. Two modes of flight are available: Touch Control, using the Multi-Touch display to control HELO TC’s throttle and joystick; and Tilt to Steer mode, which uses the iOS device’s accelerometers: tilting the iOS device moves the helicopter forward, back and side to side. The app can record and store up to three Flight Plans so you, or another pilot, can repeat a favorite flight pattern easily.

“HELO TC reflects Griffin’s passion for creating captivating products that keep consumers engaged and entertained,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “We’re confident it will be one of our most popular items this holiday season.”

HELO TC’s built-in battery recharges from any USB power source, including your computer’s USB port. The Flight Deck module, powered by 4 AAA batteries, plugs into the iOS device’s headphone jack.

HELO TC, $49.99, is currently available at and will be at retailers nationwide for the holiday season.

To learn more visit and watch the teaser video of the HELO TC in action.

The HELO TC app can be downloaded for free from the App Store at

For additional information about Griffin products, visit

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