Griffin brightened up CES 2012 today with new enhancements to its already crazy popular app-powered toys. They expanded their user base by adding to the Hello TC, Android compatibility. These look like great fun for all ages. Here is a rundown of the various toys:
HELO TC Assault- Six live fire missles can be launched via the app. It just requires a plug into the headphone jack of any iOS or Android device, the app, and you are ready to aim and fire. This has an edge over other RC helicopters because it has an Auto Land feature that lands it for you via touch screen controls. Here’s more on that:
HELO TC for Android and iOS is similar in form factor to the original iOS model that launched in Fall 2011, now updated to work with both platforms. To get started, users download the free HELO TC app, plug the Flight Deck into the smartphone’s headphone jack and fly the HELO TC in one of two ways: touch control (using a virtual joystick on the touchscreen display) or tilt to steer (tilting the smartphone to maneuver the chopper). Both new HELO TC models feature intuitive, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use controls, a stable twin-rotor design, and the ability to record up to three Flight Plans for easy repetition.
The Woogie 2 is the original huggable cuddles case for iPhone and iPod touch, but features a newly adorable interactive personality. It breathes life into the lovable Woogie with a variety of 10 unique faces that can be activated by different actions. Tickle it and it laughs, shake it and it gets dizzy. It falls asleep when left alone. It can repeat words and phrases. A particularly parent friendly feature is that it can place the quiet game. What parent doesn’t resort to that at times? The app is a free download and should be available this week.
HELO TC for Android and iOS, $49.99, will be available in late January and HELO TC Assault, $59.99, will be available this Spring at Griffin.