One important aspect to laser play, is to actually give our cat a follow-on play with something they can catch and kill. Otherwise there is a lot of winding up without satisfaction. And that's the reverse of what we want from a play session.
We just received a new laser toy as a gift today, and we thought it might be better than our old one on one point - the requirement for a human thumb to continually press a button. Not so. The cats had a fantastic play, but husband-man's finger and thumb endurance was sorely tested, simply because an Ava session lasts so long. If you are searching for an easy to use laser toy, keep this feature in mind. I strongly suspect it is a safety feature to reduce the risk of laser in the eyes, and rather suspect that Australia has specific laws about this - meaning you may not find one here that has a permanent switch. Regardless, we are all enjoying our gift!
Our new laser toy is the All For Paws Laser Toy that looks like a little mouse. Ava thinks it IS a mouse and tries to play with it beyond the laser session!