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Ok, so you've just added your entire iTunes Library to your shiny new iPhone, but now you want an speaker dock to go along with it. While there are plenty of iPhone speakers on the market, some may be above your budget, or just don't have that certain retro vibe you're going for. This is where the Berlin Boombox might tickle your fancy--if you're fine with cardboard, that is.

The Berlin Boombox is a Kickstarter project by Axel Pfaender; it's a iPhone speaker dock that's styled to resemble an old-school boombox. What's particularly significant about the speak though is that it's made entirely out of cardboard. This may sound a little strange, this actually has a number of benefits--it's easy to store away, it's lighweight, and it's recyclable.

The technology behind the cardboard speaker is relatively straightfoward--that is, anyone can assemble it. The boombox has an intregrated amplifier for producing stereo sound, the two speakers, batteries, a stereo jack and a big, aluminium button for volume control. Pretty simple, huh?

Axel is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, and a $50 pledge will get you first in line for a black-and-white version of the boombox. The more you pledge, the cooler the colors and design become. Axel will even make your own custom design if you pledge upwards of $250.

This project may seem a little strange, but for one guy wanting to make use of his passion for music and design, it's a novel idea. Whether or not you'd want a cardboard iPhone boombox, though, is another matter. Check him out below explaining the Berlin Boombox in more detail:


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