I have a 2 year old cat who loves laser dots and anything that flashes! I saw this item and thought it would be the perfect toy for my cat. There weren't any reviews and not much description on the item. I took a chance and bought it. The FroliCat Bolt looks like a little white robot and it can work manually (hand-held) and automatically for 15 min. on it's own. At first, my cat, was more curious with the item then the laser dot because it does make a slight noise as the laser dot moves around. I only wish that the laser dot moved in zig-zag motion instead of a 360 degree circle. Make sure that you have lots of floor/wall space! This item takes 4 AA batteries.