That sweet cardboard sound: jamming out with the Berlin Boombox

Berlin Boombox

My ability to build and fix things falls somewhere between “don’t touch that, I’ll just call the guy” and “IKEA-handy.” I can screw in a lightbulb, and follow instructions if it’s a particularly complicated lightbulb, but that’s about it. So when the Berlin Boombox arrived at my door, I left the DIY stereo unbuilt, tacitly admitting defeat every time I listened to Bikini Kill on my tinny MacBook Air speakers instead. But today, I gave in and built myself a stereo. A cardboard stereo.

A cardboard stereo that neither looks nor sounds like it’s made of cardboard

The Berlin Boombox started as a Kickstarter project, I’m sure in part because the pitch for this device makes almost no sense. “It’s a €65.00 (about $ 86) stereo that…

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