Parrot's AR. Drone may in fact be the most sophisticated iOS controlled helicopter, but Griffin's latest micro helicopter is heck of a lot more affordable and does a lot of what its much more expensive rival can do without breaking the bank. The Helo TC is Griffin's tuch controlled, gyro stabilized, USB rechargeable mico helicopter that lets you fly it using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using the free Helo TC app. It works using infrared instead of a WiFi or Bluetooth connection using the included Flight Deck adapter that clips onto your iDevice of choice. The Helo TC app lets you record up to three flight plan patterns and even take control of the 5 LEDs on board.
At first glance, the Helo TC looks just like any other micro helicopter you would find at your local mall or even on eBay. But those don't have the mighty power of touch controlling Griffin has to offer. The Helo TC touch controlled helicopter is out now and available in a stealthy black finish for $49.99.