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Lightspeed iHelicopter

this isn’t just about iPhones: this model is compatible with several Android handsets, making it a truly accessible Christmas gift

iHelicopter – the Android & iPhone-controlled helicopter

Taking the UK’s obsession with smartphone Apps to the next level, is excited to unveil the Lightspeed iHelicopter – the only remote-controlled helicopter on the UK market which can be piloted by iPhone or Android smartphones.

Launching today (12 October 2011) and exclusively available from, the iHelicopter takes App usage beyond the screen, giving gadget fiends the chance to control and fly their own chopper via a free smartphone App, Copter Controller. The iHelicopter is the perfect Christmas gift for toy-lovers and gadget-addicts of all ages and comes at a great introductory launch price of just £29.99, half the recommended retail price*.’s Managing Director James Morris comments, “We’re constantly testing hundreds of cutting-edge gadgets and toys but the iHelicopter really impressed us – great packaging, a high quality concept and the innovative way it can be controlled from a smartphone. And for once, unlike other similar products on the market, this isn’t just about iPhones: this model is compatible with several Android handsets, making it a truly accessible Christmas gift. Having spent more than a decade playing with and selling helicopters of all shapes and sizes, we know our choppers and can honestly say this is also the most durable of ‘copters we’ve ever had the pleasure of crashing.”

The iHelicopter is simple to use: just download the free App from the iTunes App Store or Android Market, plug in the IR transmitter (included) and away you go! The helicopter can be controlled up/down, left/right, forward/back and is easy to use, thanks to the in-built Gyro. The App itself will be frequently updated with new features, meaning users get the ‘new product’ feeling again and again without any additional expenditure – for example, budding pilots will soon be able to enjoy the Flight Recording mode, which allows them to record a flight so that the helicopter can perform the same moves again at the press of a button. The iHelicopter is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and supported Android phones including: HTC - Desire S, HTC - Desire HD, HTC - Incredible S, Samsung - 9100, Samsung - i9000, Moto - MB525, LG - P350, HTC - Wild Fire, HTC - Wild Fire S, HTC - Hero, HTC - Sensation.

TheiHelicopter is just one of many impressive new gadgets being added to’s product range this month. Established for over a decade, the site has a reputation for stocking the ultimate range of Christmas gifts for all the family and this year is the ONLY place to stock:

• The Solar iPhone Charger, a genuine must-have for anyone with a battery-sapping addiction to their iPhone, iPod, mobile phone, PDA or digital camera, priced at just £19.99
• The Wireless Weather Station – Advanced Home Forecaster, perfect for storm-chasers, sun-worshippers and budding meteorologists everywhere, priced at just £29.99
• The Advanced Sunrise Alarm Clock, ideal for the not-a-morning-person in your life, priced at just £19.99
• The Remote Control Mini Racing Kart, a great Secret Santa gift for the office big kid, priced at just £8.99

To place your order or for full details of all the products mentioned and to browse a complete Christmas gift guide, gift finder tool, customer reviews and video demonstrations of most products, visit

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For Further Information:

For further press information, product details, images and review samples, please contact Lesley Singleton at LS Media Ltd - / 01234 752 663 / 07852 451 093.

*The Lightspeed iHelicopter is available from for the introductory price of just £29.99 if ordered before 31 October 2011.


Standard delivery (two working days) in the UK is free. Guaranteed next working day delivery is only £4.99 or free on orders over £60 (mainland UK only and order must be placed before 2.00pm). Most deliveries are made by courier with 1 hour time slots given so you don’t have to wait in all day.

Established for over ten years, is one of the leading ecommerce consumer sites in the UK, with a reputation for unique products, fast delivery, and great customer service. Three years ago, the founder James Morris sold 40% of the company to Simon Murdoch who started Amazon in the UK 10 years ago. The site stocks a wide selection of lifestyle accessories, all available to buy securely online with superfast delivery in the UK. is verified as an ISIS (Internet Shopping Is Safe) compliant merchant, and as an ISIS compliant website. It is also a SafeBuy accredited member. When buying from a SafeBuy member, you can be confident that you'll have a hassle-free online shopping experience.

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