Helio’s First and Flagship retail store

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you that Helio is opening their first (and flagship) retail store right down the road on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica pretty soon. (It’ll be on the north end, between the Apple Store and Banana Republic).

They’re working with the best in the industry to create a pretty amazing destination (Gensler is our design firm, of Apple Store fame). They’re creating an environment where both members and potential members can come in and experience Helio in some pretty cool ways. No lines, boutique treatment, “spa” services for members (like device cleaning) – just a cool place to be. Click over to see more renderings of the store as well as the press release.

Helio's first (and flagship) retail store


Helio Hero Initial Impression

The Hero measures 4.3″ x 1.9″ x 1″, and weighs in at 4.73 ounces. Featuring a black, sliding design, the Hero sports a crisp 2.2″, 16-bit, 240 x 320 QVGA LCD screen capable of display quality video cleanly and quickly. The device features 70 MB of built-in RAM for storing music and video, and this storage space can be expanded thanks to the included T-Flash slot; T-Flash cards are currently available in sizes up to 1 GB, with a 2 GB version due out later this year. Multimedia-wise, the Hero supports the MP3 music format, and the MPEG-4/H.264 video format, meaning that you can take your videos and music with you on-the-go. For your listening pleasure, the Hero comes with dual full-duplex speakers, allowing your music and video to sound crystal-clear. Read on and watch the Hero in action after the jump!


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