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Is there an option for it to move without the laugh track/music?

Asked by: jdublove
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. There is not a volume control on this item.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

Can the sound be turned off and the broom still move? 

Asked by: LKing
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. There is not a volume control on this item.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

Does move only when sound activated?

Asked by: Lexie1234
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. This item is sound activated only.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

Is the floating broom powered with batteries or is it rechargeable somehow?

Asked by: CarrieRenae27
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. This item is battery operated, but it is not rechargeable.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

Does the floating broom only play the witch's laugh sound or does it play songs as well & if so what kind of songs are they musical instrumental only or music with words?

Asked by: CarrieRenae27
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. Instrumental music plays while the broom moves and you’ll hear occasional bits of wicked laughter.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

I’m wondering why this was only given three stars I can’t find a response to the review

Asked by: MemaCyn
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. We are unsure of this if the reviewer did not leave a comment. We apologize for this.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

How loud of a sound is needed to activate the broom?

Asked by: CMac27
Thank you for your interest in our Animated Floating Broom. A sound such as clapping will activate this item.
Answered by: SB Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2021-01-19

My broom did not come with directions.  Having trouble getting the trap door open.  When I do, what size battery do I need.  And what do I use to unscrew that door.

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your interest in the Animated Floating Broom. To remove the battery box cover you will need a small Phillips head screw driver. This item requires 3 x AA 1.5V batteries.
Answered by: RL Grandinroad Service
Date published: 2020-09-17
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Animated Floating Broom is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 109.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's fun I love the look and concept, but not very well made. Stick snapped when we were screwing the handle on. Plastic is surprising brittle. Bristles shed off, especially as you have to dig through them to the power switch. And it is LOUD!!! Will take advice and put tape over speaker. Despite these pretty blatant flaws, I love the look of it and hope the tape (on handle and speaker) work out. Wish there was a "maybe" option on refer to a friend.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth the money. Looks better in the photos. Not many bristles on the broom. Can see through them easily. Looks cheaply made. Little disappointed.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful but way too loud Wheels need to loosen up and bit before it glides around very nice. We had to put tape over the speaker because it was incredibly loud. Looks great! The mechanics are pretty loud too.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just meh… Not worth the money or even storing it for another year. Cheap for GR and the handles didn’t stay together well the broom part broke and fell all over the place. It was very loud and obnoxious that even my guests turned it off and pushed it into the corner lol. I wish I would’ve done my research on this one…
Date published: 2023-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No music nor sound Broom is ok. Easy to assemble. We tried the sound knob and still there is no music or laughter as advertised. The broom moves and all, but you can see the base under it. We just wished it had music.
Date published: 2023-10-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bristles are really sparse. The bristles are very sparse, I would return it but I think my grandson will get a kick out of it.
Date published: 2023-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Floating Broom Review The broom doesn't really move around as much as I would have thought and the recording is so loud I had to shut it off. The idea was funny.
Date published: 2022-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Messy and Didn’t work I had my eye on this for a while and finally decided to purchase. However, sticking the broom into the base was not easy and it made a huge mess. The broom shed a lot. Once I had it in the base, it did not work. Highly disappointed it this product.
Date published: 2022-09-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Grating loud sound The sound cannot be muted or turned off. It would have been fabulous without any sound. We turned it off after 20 seconds.
Date published: 2021-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK with a few tweaks I should have paid more attention to previous reviews. It really does look like a Roomba with sparse broom bristles sitting on top of it. Truth be told, it wasn't a big deal to add more bristles, but for the price, this should not have been necessary. It is true that the top of the base with the controls is more than easily visible through the sparse bristles, and the bristles do not cover the bottom of the base. I agree that the plastic handle makes it look cheap. On my hardwood floor it did operate as intended for the first few extended periods of use--moved at a nice even pace across the floor and quickly reversed when it came into contact with an object. After the first few uses, it was more likely to just stop and vibrate up against the object instead of reversing course. If you want to run this on carpet or concrete, you will be sorely disappointed. Even on my carpet with a very low nap it would not move more than a few inches at a time. Likewise when we attempted to use it out on the driveway. As others have said, there is no volume adjustment, and the sounds emanating from it are VERY loud (and I even wear hearing aids!). Taping over the speaker didn't seem to make a lot of difference. I really love the concept and was so excited about getting this, but due to the less than stellar appearance and the inconsistent movement over time in addition to the ridiculously loud noises, I really wouldn't recommend it.
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Save you money The straw doesn't reach the floor and it like a Roomba with a stringy broom on top.
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed I bought a animated floating broom from Grandin probably 15 years ago… the best addition to Halloween ever! I bought this one recently…very disappointed! It is not near as well made…it is messy…and way to loud. I want my old one back
Date published: 2021-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Animated Floating Broom Cheap!! So very disappointed, not up to Grandin Roads standards. Broom is sparse and you can see right through it. Breaks off every time you reach in to turn it off and on. Wish I hadn't purchased it. Will be ok for one season.
Date published: 2021-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Animated floating broom - let it fly away I will probably return it. Although I love the concept of it, it’s not as good quality as I thought. (And it wasn’t inexpensive.) There is a ton of glue on the handle but was broken and not attached when taken out of the box. Only one side of the broom has sufficient amount of coverage over the motion piece. The sound is good.
Date published: 2021-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute but cheaply made and won't last long I am struggling with the because the concept is excellent. However, the price this sells for makes it appear well made and we'll thought out and it simply isn't. It really should be a two for one amazon or Walmart item, no more than half the current price. The broom stick is a cheap looking plastic, the broom bristles are already broken off in the bag and continue to snap off as you gently put it together and use it. The stick should be a bit longer so wheel base sits on easy. On/off switch should be on the side so you don't break more bristles turning it on and off, and it needs a volume button so u can use it indoors without taping something to the speaker to muffle it. Cute idea but it really wasn't critiqued before sale, just cheaply made. It makes me question the type of products Grandinroad sells as the prices are high but there is no quality or attention to detail here....I'm sure it won't last long.
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended Very unstable, easily broken broom spikes, difficult to turn on and control voume
Date published: 2023-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Grandin Road Quality I actually bought three of these brooms for a Harry Potter, Three Broomsticks Halloween party. Sadly, they aren't the Grandin Road quality we expect as customers and here's why: 1. Broom bristles are sparse and didn't cover and hide the base. 2. Many bristles broke (a dustpan full) when I tried to get them attached to the base. 3. Base and handles are cheap plastic. 4. The cackling and music are super LOUD and annoying. I turned the sound off only to be disappointed by the VERY loud motor. 5. Description says it's voice activated. I had to touch the handle to get the broom activated. 6. The broom I opened didn't travel far at all, MAYBE three feet before stopping. 7. The fabric that hides the joint between the bristles and handle is cheap and the hot glue job was messy. Sadly, it's a great idea but not worth the anticipation and money.
Date published: 2023-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from fragile very fragile not the quality I was expecting. You can easily see the moving parts no matter how hard you try
Date published: 2023-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk This is a piece of junk. It sheds broom strands like crazy and the bottom piece keeps coming off. Not worth the $$.
Date published: 2022-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible - do not buy Huge problems with the product. First, while it cool that it is real trigs on the broom, it leaves a trail of debris as it moves. Second, the twigs are so tightly wrapped that the entire device falls apart easily. Third, there are not enough twigs to cover the obvious mechanical base. Lastly, and most important - it is really, really loud and does not have a volume control.
Date published: 2022-10-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The broom kept tipping over and making a big mess The broom would not stay attached as it moved it would fall off the device. All the bristles were falling off creating a huge mess. The sound is extremely loud and there's no volume control or way to turn it off. I can't imagine listening to it more than once or twice at that level. As others said, the broom handle is plastic and in two pieces, it looks very cheap. Returning.
Date published: 2022-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quality Terrible!! Quality very poor. Bristles are too stiff and short to cover the bottom part that propels it. Broom sits on top of bottom part so it looks like a broom connected to a Roomba. Have purchased this before and it was not like this. Super disappointed. FYI Grandin Road has not responded in past to email letting them know another (500.00) product was very poor quality but too difficult to return. No response at all so pay attention to reviews before purchasing! I will say, I did receive other items this year that were great, it’s kind of hit or miss lately.
Date published: 2022-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Disappointed with the quality. Plastic broom stick (in two pieces). I was expecting a more realistic broom stick. Broom itself isn't full enough to hide the motor piece. AND the broom pieces continued to break off when it bumped into a wall, chair, etc. I returned this product.
Date published: 2022-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great marketing, poor execution Arrived a day ago. It is not sound activated as advertised. Upon assembly and turning on it activates and runs for several seconds. Then it does not activate unless you jostle it. Once again Grandin Road disappoints with quality. Even if it worked with sound activation, the sound is extremely loud and would be annoying. Seems ridiculous not to have a switch setting that would allow activation without the loud repetition soundtrack.
Date published: 2022-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Showed up broke Showed up with the handle broke. Beyond disappointed. Was so excited to be able to order from here but everything I ordered was either broke or beyond cheap looking. Sad.
Date published: 2021-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality Broke before I could use it. Also hard to attach without breaking broom straws.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible, cheap...didn’t even work. Had to return.
Date published: 2020-08-25
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