Can You Imagine

UltraGlow Air Power Soccer Disk

Air Soccer

Can you imagine an indoor toy that combines the gliding action of air hockey, the foot skills of soccer, the thrill of a light show, and the health benefits of physical play? The folks who thought up the UltraGlow Air Power Soccer Disk could—and did.

Their hovering disk produces its own air cushion—it even sounds like an air hockey table—so it can glide across smooth surfaces like low-pile carpet or wood floors. All it takes is a single kick—preferably with the side of the foot to keep the disk close to the
floor—to send it zooming.

It’s padded with durable foam to protect furniture and walls from rebounds. And with built-in multicolored LED lights, night games have never looked quite like this.

Perfect for rainy or snowy days (or any other day), this disk gives kids a colorful incentive for active indoor play.
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  • Mike
    Mike

    Hi everyone! I'm Mike from The Grommet filling in for Can You Imagine. We are thrilled to be introducing this to you. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Carol
    Carol
    10/27/2015 10:19 AM

    How is it powered? Batteries, Rechargeable?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 10:35 AM

    It is powered by 4 AA batteries, Carol!

  • Joan
    Joan
    10/27/2015 10:26 AM

    Wondering the same thing as Carol. How is it powered??

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 10:35 AM

    That would be 4 AA batteries, Joan!

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/27/2015 10:45 AM

    Suggested ages?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 10:54 AM

    Hi Nancy, right around 5-6 is a good age to start. That's right when kids start soccer so it can be good indoor practice. There might have to be an upper age limit of about 12 because any older the kid might kick it through a wall.

  • Merry
    Merry
    10/27/2015 12:41 PM

    @Mike What about adults? It does look like fun.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:45 PM

    Go ahead, Merry! It is fun! Adults will just have to exercise caution they don't kick it too hard though.

  • elaine
    elaine
    10/27/2015 10:49 AM

    the size (dimensions?)

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:08 AM

    7.5" x 7.5" x 2.75", Elaine!

  • Brittney
    Brittney
    10/27/2015 10:50 AM

    Can it be used outdoors as well? Is there a warranty?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:49 AM

    It can Brittney, but it is not nearly as effective as indoor use. Dirt and gravel can get into the fan and cause problems.

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    10/27/2015 11:18 AM

    Would it be safe for pets? My German Shepherd would LOVE this.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:52 AM

    It really depends on how hard it is hit, Kathy. I would avoid having your dog chew on it, but if it was softly kicked toward your dog, or your dog used it as intended, there shouldn't be a problem.

  • Karen
    Karen
    10/27/2015 11:22 AM

    Will it work on tile?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:49 AM

    Yes it will, Karen!

  • Andrew
    Andrew
    10/27/2015 11:28 AM

    Is this toy compatible with my roomba?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:50 AM

    No it isn't, Andrew, but please take a video of Can You Imagine battling your Roomba and send it us. That sounds so cool.

  • Kate
    Kate
    10/27/2015 11:32 AM

    How well would it hold up on concrete? Like in a garage? This is fantastic! Air hockey for your feet!

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:51 AM

    That's what we are saying, Kate! It should hold up pretty well in a garage or smooth concrete. You just want to be sure to avoid rocky areas.

  • Duncan
    Duncan
    10/27/2015 11:33 AM

    How much playing time will 4AA batteries provide?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:03 PM

    Sort of a tough one to answer, Duncan. It depends on the usage. The average lifespan of a AA battery is about 17 hours. But I'm not sure how much energy consumption these use.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    10/27/2015 11:50 AM

    Will this scratch my hard wood floors? Will it hurt a small dog if it gets hit?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 11:53 AM

    No scratching with this, Lynne! That's the beauty of the hover feature. I really can't say if it will hurt your dog because it will depend on how hard the disc is kicked. So exercise caution on that one!

  • Athena
    Athena
    10/27/2015 11:55 AM

    Whatis the waranty?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:03 PM

    I don't believe there is a warranty on this one, Athena!

  • ken
    ken
    10/27/2015 12:47 PM

    @Mike - I was just ready to order 3 for 3 families of kids that I know, then I saw this posting about no warranty. That is very poor practice not to provide at least a 30 day warranty to make sure it is working when it arrives at its destination.

    Sorry, no warranty - no sale.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:53 PM

    Hi Ken, we have a 30 day return policy, just not a 30 day warranty. Could be just semantics, but that should ease your concern. Check out our complete return policy here.

  • Corene
    Corene
    10/27/2015 12:01 PM

    I didn't see an answer about how long the playing time for the batteries would be.

    Could you please answer that question?

    Thank you.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:04 PM

    Just did, Corene! The average lifespan of a AA battery is 17 hours. I don't know if Can You Imagine will run that long, but that should give you some sort of baseline.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    10/27/2015 12:12 PM

    Can you provide the dementions of the disk?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:20 PM

    7.5" x 7.5" x 2.75", Deborah!

  • Ted
    Ted
    10/27/2015 12:45 PM

    I am doubtful of your statement that it will run for 17 hours. While I am not an electrical engineer, my understanding is that the length of time a battery lasts depends on the draw by the device. The only way to answer that question is to run one till it dies, or you calculate from the wattage of the far motor (but I don't remember the formula) My guess is that it will be much shorter than 17 hours, in fact I'd be surprised if it lasted an hour.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:51 PM

    Hi Ted, if you'd like to experiment with the lifespan of a battery or calculate the wattage, go right ahead. I'll be waiting here with your results! I can only pass along what I know and that is the average lifespan of a AA battery is 17 hours. Will it be exactly that? Probably not. But I am willing to bet it is more than 1 hour. I mean...can you imagine how upset customers would be if they had to keep replacing batteries every hour?

  • mark
    mark
    10/27/2015 12:52 PM

    @Mike

    Why the 12 year old cut off? 12 yo kids can kick a ball a mile. As a 63 yo this looks like fun to me....

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 12:54 PM

    That's exactly the concern, Mark. 12 year olds might wreak havoc on a house if they are kicking this around. I don't think there is any age limit, but any breakable items in your house might. By all means, go for it!

  • mark
    mark
    10/27/2015 12:56 PM

    @mark

    Ooops! Wrong thread!

    Anyhow, this looks like a really low current fan without a lot of mechanical resistance. I'll wager the battery life is closer to 17 hours than o1 hour.

  • Ted
    Ted
    10/27/2015 1:08 PM

    @mark Forgive my insistence, but there is no such thing as an "average life". Where did your 17 hours come from? I am interested in buying one but as you say, I would be one of those upset customers if it only lasted an hour or two. Would I be able to return it for a full refund if it lasted less than the "safe side" of 17 hours?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 1:30 PM

    I googled it, Ted, and multiple sites said between 15-20 hours. If you check out Lorine's response below, you will see that she has gotten at least three hours of use out of it thus far. I really don't think battery life is anything to be concerned about. But again, it comes down to usage. Our return policy should have you covered.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 1:30 PM

    Thanks, Mark!

  • Jim
    Jim
    10/27/2015 3:22 PM

    @Mike "I googled it, Ted, and multiple sites said between 15-20 hours."

    Googling doesn't make up for a lack of understanding of electricity and batteries. As Ted said, it depends on draw, so that average would be for something specific. A motor moving air will draw far more than a passive electronic device would. And this disk has 4 AA batteries, not one, so the time would be about 4 times whatever it would be for one.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 3:42 PM

    And Yahoo Answers doesn't make for a credible source. The average was specifically for a Duracell battery, Jim. Yes, it depends on the draw, I am not debating that. As Lorine said it has lasted at least 3 hours for her and I imagine she will get plenty more hours out of it especially since 4 batteries are being used. I really cannot emphasize enough that battery life will probably not be an issue at all.

  • Kate
    Kate
    10/27/2015 4:30 PM

    I just called the comapny and they said that run time is 6-8 hours which is much more reasonable than 17 or 1.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 4:45 PM

    Thanks, Kate! Finally, the debate is over!

  • Robin
    Robin
    10/27/2015 1:13 PM

    Hi, Mike!

    Have you considered a smaller version for pets...cats in particular?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 1:31 PM

    Hi Robin, not at the moment, but if there is enough demand, I imagine it will be considered for the future!

  • Lorine
    Lorine
    10/27/2015 1:23 PM

    We bought my daughter one of these a few weeks ago for her 9th birthday. She LOVES it.

    Thus far, it's lasted at least three hours of play using 4 AA Duracell Quantum batteries. She's used it on hard wood, laminate flooring, and tiles in the house. It bounces easily off our walls and furniture and I've noticed no scuffs. She has used it alone (bouncing in against the wall), with other kids, and with adults. It's a lot of fun!

    It's not a big toy. It's about the size of the large burner plate on my stove (the actual burner, not the catch around it).

    I have not noticed any scratching on the floors.

    We have used it with "fan only" and not light because our light switch appears to be loose "up and down" (not back and forth". So the lights turn on, however the connection appears loose so when set on the ground there is nothing pushing the switch in to make the connection and no lights.

    I sent the company and e-mail and haven't heard back. I am hopeful they will stand behind the product and we just got one that didn't connect properly. It's on my list to try contacting them again.

    Otherwise, we are loving it and I think it's kind of like playing human air hockey :)

    I hope that helps someone!

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 2:01 PM

    Thanks so much for that testimonial, Lorine! That is very helpful! I'm sure someone will find use for this. Glad to hear your daughter is enjoying it!

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    10/27/2015 1:36 PM

    I love the concept and am ready to buy 5 for my extended family. . . but I can't help but notice the warranty conversation. If I'm buying them for Christmas presents, the 30 days will be up before they're out of the box. Some places are offering special extended holiday return periods until Jan. 31. Might you consider doing this?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 1:48 PM

    Hi Sarah, we have a 30 day return policy if you get a defective unit, but if a member of your extended family boots it into a wall and it breaks, you are unfortunately not covered. We do have an extended holiday return policy that kicks in toward the middle of November and lasts 45 days as opposed to 30. At this point though, we can offer exchanges for store credit at our discretion if it is not what you are looking for.

  • Stuart
    Stuart
    10/27/2015 3:08 PM

    mike, tell your boss you need a raise...very professional responses to some "interesting" comments/questions...i just bought it for my office...and i'll be sure to report on the "battery life" given there was so much concern...

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 3:19 PM

    Haha thanks, Stuart! I will be sure to pass that along! I hope your entire office enjoys it. A quick cubicle soccer game at lunch sounds great for corporate morale!

  • Kate
    Kate
    10/27/2015 4:29 PM

    I dont' want to be mean but the whole "how long does it last" question was naswered by calling cutomer service for Can You Imagine.

    I really think that if you are going to represent a product you should have all of the information that the company knows about the product.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 4:47 PM

    I don't want to be mean either, Kate, but I'm just going to read Stuart's first sentence over and over again instead. Thanks for helping clear things up!

  • Robin
    Robin
    10/27/2015 3:12 PM

    Hi Mike,

    I'm wondering about one for my 3 year old grandson. They get a limited outside time due to weather, and I'm thinking this would be fun and exercise. I know what you said about 5-6 year olds, but what do you think?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 3:21 PM

    Hi Robin, I would make sure he is supervised. They caution against kids 3 and under using it, but if he is watched he should be ok. You train him early enough you'll have a Pele on your hands in no time!

  • Lorine
    Lorine
    10/27/2015 3:26 PM

    I'd say go for it if his parents supervise. The "not under 3" for this I'm guessing is about small parts. Like so many toys, that choking hazard warning :)

    I'd have no issue letting smaller kids use this with an adult around.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 3:46 PM

    Thanks, Lorine!

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    10/27/2015 3:18 PM

    I was planning to send this to a family that have berber carpeting. Will this function well on it?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 3:20 PM

    Yes it will, Ellen! I hope they enjoy!

  • Shirley
    Shirley
    10/27/2015 3:47 PM

    I wondered how this compared to the Wham-o Hover Ball (As Seen on TV and no batteries required). I found a video on YouTube which was very helpful. The Air Power Soccer Disk they reviewed did not have the lights, but it appears to be by the same company. The verdict was a split decision, but at least you have the opportunity to see both products in action and you have the opinion of two children and an adult who all played with both.

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 4:00 PM

    Thanks, Shirley! The Hover Disc seems the most versatile if that helps. Also, they called it cooler.

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    10/27/2015 8:51 PM

    Hey Mike, may you could use new tech and use a rechargeable nih/cad battery or possibly a li/po batery with a bus charger. Might lead to look longer run time and it would have better stand-by time than alki AAs

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 10:20 PM

    I like it, Thomas! Anything to get it closer to 17 hours of play time!

  • John
    John
    10/27/2015 9:20 PM

    Where is it made? Domestic or abroad?

  • Mike
    Mike – Special Guest
    10/27/2015 10:20 PM

    It is made abroad, John!

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