It was way back at CES when Griffin's Helo TC Assault chopper first landed on our radar, and now it's set for retail takeoff. Remember the original TC we played with last summer? This Apache-inspired RC helicopter comes with the same IR flight deck, allowing for motion or touchscreen controls with Android and iOS devices. Aside from its aggressive design, the Assault lives up to its moniker thanks to six plastic missiles which you can "live-fire" toward unsuspecting co-workers. If you're ready to wage war against the likes of desk-mounted USB Missile Launchers, the TC Assault is on sale now for $60 -- though, you'll need to add-in a quartet of AAs on your own. Jump past the break to see how Griffin envisions the chopper serving during deployment, along with a detail-packing press release.
Griffin's HELO TC Assault Available Today
Debuted at CES, HELO TC Assault is a missile-launching, remote-controlled helicopter compatible with both iOS and Android
Nashville, TN – March 22, 2012 – Griffin Technology, one of the world's foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, launched HELO TC Assault on its website today. The comical sequel video also debuted today: the boss plots revenge on his employees who made a spectacle of his office using an army of HELO TC copters in a covert air strike mission during Griffin's first HELO TC video. Griffin has also created paper targets of the main characters in the video to be printed and used for target practice with the HELO TC Assault.
HELO TC Assault ($59.99) features include:
Flight Deck module that plugs into the headphone jack of any iOS or Android device, turning the device into a controller after downloading the HELO TC Assault app Six live-fire missiles launched via a quick tap on the smartphone's touchscreen Auto Land feature with tap of touchscreen controls Two ways to fly: touch control (using a virtual joystick on the touchscreen display) or tilt to steer (tilting the smartphone's motion sensors to maneuver the chopper) Intuitive, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use controls Ability to record up to three Flight Plans for easy repetition Stable twin-rotor design
Watch the original HELO TC teaser video and the new HELO TC Assault video and create paper targets of the main characters by visiting www.griffintechnology.com/helo-tc-assault.
HELO TC Assault, $59.99, is now available for purchase at store.griffintechnology.com/helo-tc-assault. The HELO TC Assault app is a free download from the App Store (itunes.apple.com/us/app/helo-tc/id435802394?mt=8) and Android Market (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.griffintechnology.helotc).
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