A cool toy for kids on those rainy days when you find that they are bored with their toys and all the cartoons on TV are repeats. It takes 4 double AA batteries (not included) and ear plugs for Mom( also not included). Best played indoor as it is NOT waterproof. This cute hover soccer ball can be loads of fun. It only takes a gentle tap with your foot and off it goes. It lights up with red and blue lights and it plays music. It does not have a volume control. ( this is why Mom needs earplugs, lol) The Hover Ball is constructed of a styrofoam, so it will not damage walls or hurt children during play. I can't wait for our grandchildren to have fun playing with it.