Helix LED Smart Hoop

DISCONTINUED: Lightweight, insanely bright, and customizable. Millions of colors and hundreds of patterns.
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For help see the 'choosing a size' tab below.

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For help see the 'choosing a material' tab below.

$349.99
$329.99

 

THE HELIX HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED

For the newest LED hoop from Proton Labs check out our incredible new Flux.  As of August 2016 we have discontinued the Helix.  While we remain incredibly proud of the success of the Helix, we've improved on absolutely every single aspect in the Flux creating what is now the most powerful LED hula hoop in the world.  We guarantee you'll be blown away with its features and understand why it's now hands-down the hula hoop everyone recommends for those that demand the very best.

This page remains here primarily for Helix owners that need to download the software, manual, or guides using the 'Downloads' tabs above.

The Helix LED Smart Hoop

With hundreds of included patterns, new pattern packs available completely free, included software to customize and create your own, and a shuffle mode that creates endless new patterns while you hoop the Helix is the most advanced and open smart hoop available.

Endless Shuffle Options

You can leave your Helix on a single pattern or you can use one of 3 different types of shuffle to give you complete control.  In addition to standard concept of shuffle, we took everything one big step further.  Using what's called "ultimate shuffle" you'll allow the Helix to use ambient energy to randomize and generate patterns and color palettes as you hoop.  Using this type of shuffle you'll never see the same pattern twice!

Battery Life

Enjoy up to 20 hours of battery life with the Helix.  The battery life is second to none and in some cases besting other LED hoops three times over!  The combination of giving you the control over brightness as well as using the newest lithium battery technology ensures you'll have enough juice.  You won't ever find yourself in the dark.

Smiles Guaranteed

We offer a no hassle return & exchange policy, a full one year warranty, and support staff always available in case you need anything at all.  We work very hard to ensure you get exactly what you want and that your purchase will last!

 

THE HELIX HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED

For the newest LED hoop from Proton Labs check out our incredible new Flux.  As of August 2016 we have discontinued the Helix.  While we remain incredibly proud of the success of the Helix, we've improved on absolutely every single aspect in the Flux creating what is now the most powerful LED hula hoop in the world.  We guarantee you'll be blown away with its features and understand why it's now hands-down the hula hoop everyone recommends for those that demand the very best.

This page remains here primarily for Helix owners that need to download the software, manual, or guides using the 'Downloads' tabs above.

The Helix LED Smart Hoop

With hundreds of included patterns, new pattern packs available completely free, included software to customize and create your own, and a shuffle mode that creates endless new patterns while you hoop the Helix is the most advanced and open smart hoop available.

Endless Shuffle Options

You can leave your Helix on a single pattern or you can use one of 3 different types of shuffle to give you complete control.  In addition to standard concept of shuffle, we took everything one big step further.  Using what's called "ultimate shuffle" you'll allow the Helix to use ambient energy to randomize and generate patterns and color palettes as you hoop.  Using this type of shuffle you'll never see the same pattern twice!

Battery Life

Enjoy up to 20 hours of battery life with the Helix.  The battery life is second to none and in some cases besting other LED hoops three times over!  The combination of giving you the control over brightness as well as using the newest lithium battery technology ensures you'll have enough juice.  You won't ever find yourself in the dark.

Smiles Guaranteed

We offer a no hassle return & exchange policy, a full one year warranty, and support staff always available in case you need anything at all.  We work very hard to ensure you get exactly what you want and that your purchase will last!

What's Included

Our smart hoops ship as a complete package that contains everything you need.  You'll be all set from the first time you hoop and glow right out of the box to everything to connect it to your computer to customize each of the patterns. No batteries or additional accessories are required!

 

In The Box

  • Helix LED Hoop
  • Smart lithium wall charger (110V US outlet)
  • Micro USB cable for use with the included software
  • Sanding strips to customize the grip of your Helix
  • Helix Quick Start Guide (PDF here)
  • Preset Designer software to personalize every pattern for free (Download)

 

Easy Return & Exchange Policy

Maybe it's a gift, you change your mind, or you just got the wrong size.  It's no problem!  Everything we sell comes with a no-hassle return & exchange policy to ensure you're happy and that you get exactly what you want.  For more information, see our returns & exchanges policy.

 

One Year Warranty

We want your purchase to last just as long as you do!  Along with your hoop you can rest easy knowing that you have a one year warranty against defects.  For more information, see our warranty details.

Choosing a Material

Our hoops are available in two different models with each constructed using different tubing materials that have a slightly different feel, appearance, and weight.  Although the differences between these two materials are minor this information should help you choose the perfect hoop for your style.

HDPE

HDPE (or High-Density Polyethylene) is our most common material and is recommended for most hoopers.  HDPE features enhanced durability and can typically be "coiled down" for travel to a smaller size than a Helix made with polypro.  The appearance of HDPE is a milky white translucency that allows LED light to shine through at the same brightness as Polypro but the internal electronics are not directly visible through the tubing in daylight conditions.

NOTE: Accidental cracking or breaking of the HDPE material is covered under our one year warranty.  For more information see our warranty details.

 

Polypro

Polypro (or polypropylene) is about 1/2 ounce lighter than HDPE and features a slightly more stiff/firm feel and responsiveness.  The appearance of polypro is a more clear, frosted translucency making the internal electronic components visible through the tubing in daylight conditions.  This tubing option cannot be "coiled down" as safetly and may crack or break if subjected to significant stress or shock.  This material is only recommended for hoopers already experienced with the material and understand the additional care required.

NOTE: Accidental cracking or breaking of Polypro material is not covered under our one year warranty due to the more fragile nature of the material.  For more information see our warranty details.

 

Surface / Finish

All hoops ship new with a smooth surface that can be customized to add grip as needed.  We include sanding strips to add some texture and grip without adding weight.  Some hoopers also use other products such as gaffers tape or grip on the inner edge of the hoop (not included).

Choosing a Size

Selecting the appropriate size hoop will ensure that you learn and progress faster no matter your current skill level.   Note that if you're already comfortable hooping with empty hoops (no LEDs inside) the bit of extra weight can make the hoop feel a bit slower. It's recommended that you buy an inch or two smaller in an LED hoop than you would normally use with an empty hoop. 

 

Measuring Up

Our SizeInner DiameterOuter Diameter
26" 26" (66cm) 27.5" (69.9cm)
28" 28" (71.1cm) 29.5" (74.9cm)
30" 30" (76.2cm) 31.5" (80cm)
32" 32" (81.3cm) 33.5" (85.1cm)
34" 34" (86.4cm) 35.5" (90.2cm)
36" 36" (91.4cm) 37.5" (95.3cm)
Hoop Measurement
 
Proton Labs measures hoops using the inner diameter measurement.  However, some hoop manufacturers measure their hoops differently using the outer diameter.  The table above should help you easily compare these different types of measurements so you can be sure which size to order.

If you happen to order the wrong size there's no need to worry. If you order hasn't shipped yet just contact us. Even if it has already shipped we offer an easy exchange policy. You can read more information about our return & exchange policies.

 

Tips for Beginners

To determine a baseline for a good beginning size hoop measure from the floor to your waistband. Beginning hoopers should order a model about 2-4" less than this measurement.  This approximate size will give you a slower and more stable hoop that is more forgiving while you learn. 

Intermediate hoopers may choose at least one full size smaller than this baseline measurement. This will make the hoop react more quickly to your motion once you're confident you've got solid motion. More advanced hoopers may then choose even smaller sizes for the most responsive hoop useful for advanced tricks and fast off-body motions.

Downloads

To customize the patterns on your Helix you must first download and install the device driver followed by the Preset Designer software. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

 

Helix Device Driver v2.12.16 Released March 16, 2016 Download
Preset Designer v1.4.0 Released July 23, 2012 Download

 

Helix Quick Start Guide PDF Released March 21, 2012 Download
Driver Install Guide - Windows 7 PDF Released June 15, 2015 Download
Driver Install Guide - Windows 8 PDF Released February 20, 2013 Download
Driver Install Guide - Windows 10 PDF Released February 2, 2016 Download
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