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Berlin Boombox – the Cardboard Soundsystem for your iPhone

Boom!! Berlin based designer and illustrator Axel Pfaender has combined his passion for music and design to come up with a cool soundsystem made from cardboard. In sharp black and white style, the “Berlin Boombox” resembles an oldschool ghettoblaster from the 80s armed with today’s technology. It’s features: easy handling, environmentally friendly material, an amazing sound and it booms at an affordable price, too. Plug in your iPhone, Android mobile or any other MP3 player with a headphone jack.

Where can I purchase the Berlin Boombox??
You can shop online on http://www.berlinboombox.com for 65 Euro (about 85 dollars at current rates).

What do I get?
The Berlin Boombox comes as a kit consisting of a die-cut cardboard structure and all electronic parts. You build it yourself, it’s easy and fun. Glue-free, tool-free and it takes only a couple of minutes. No geek knowledge necessary, the construction manual guides you step-by-step.
Just hook up to your iPhone or any other MP3 player with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, turn it up and listen!
Technical specifications:?The Berlin Boombox is built in excellent quality from heavy corrugated cardboard with screenprinted black and white graphics, features a strong carrying handle and a single big aluminium knob for power and volume. Electronic parts include an integrated digital 2×5 watts amplifier powered by 3 AAA batteries and Hi-Fi speakers. Insert your device where back in the days the tape used to go. The 3,5 mm stereo jack ensures that a wide range of devices can be used. The Berlin Boombox ist also compatible with iPhone 5 and you can connect your PC, Mac or tablet using the extension cable available. Audio supplier “Mivoc Pro“ supplies German engineering for all electronic parts.

Sustainable Design: ?
The Berlin Boombox is made of recycled cardboard. All cardboard parts are fully recyclable. The lightweight construction which is packed flat means less energy is used for shipping. All design, screen-printing, cardboard production and packaging is done locally in Berlin.

The Idea:
The Berlin Boombox is designed by Berlin-based designer, illustrator and DJ Axel Pfaender. He decided it’s time for a cool and fun MP3 soundsystem… something you want to show off, like back in the days. It’s a contemporary take on the design of oldschool boomboxes. The minimalist graphic art in black and white makes the Berlin Boombox a real eye-catcher.

The Story:
?With the Berlin Boombox, Axel Pfaender combined his two passions – music and design. He started a Kickstarter project to get the necessary funds to bring the Berlin Boombox to the market. The Kickstarter project was very successful, reaching $20,000 after 30 days. But even more important than the money: tons of positive feedback, retailer requests and love from design blogs, gadget blogs, magazines, and radio stations.?http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/axelpfaender/berlin-boombox
The Sound:?How good can a cardboard soundsystem actually sound?, people wonder. You’ll be surprised, says Axel Pfaender. Amplifier and speakers have been custom tailored by audio equipment manufacturer “Mivoc” from Solingen, Germany, especially for the Berlin Boombox. For an even better sound, “Bongiovi Acoustics” from Florida have included a Berlin Boombox Hifi audio profile into their iPhone app “Bongiovi DPS”. It can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store.

??Accessories:
T-Shirt/Sweathirt: Wear the minimalist black and white design of the Berlin Boombox on a limited edition T-Shirt, Sweatshirt?Canvas Bag: A bag matching your Berlin Boombox?iPhone stand: Cardboard stand for iPhone 4/4S. Slide your iPhone into this brilliantly simple stand, connect it with your Berlin Boombox and you have a perfect setup for FaceTime or to watch music videos.?Audio extension: Connect your Mac, PC or tablet comfortably to the Berlin Boombox with the audio extension cable (1.5m) in matching white slim design.?See all accessories: http://shop.axelpfaender.com/shop/tag/bbbx-extra/

Berlin Boombox DJ Mix Series:?
Free donwload of DJ Sets recorded exclusively for the Berlin Boombox.?”This series of DJ sets by some of my favourite DJs and friends is a goodie for you, go listen to them on your Berlin Boombox … or on whatever device you like 🙂 ” ?http://www.berlinboombox.com/djmixes

The Blog:?All news and updates on the Berlin Boombox on: http://blog.berlinboombox.com/?

Medium resolution pictures for Web:?
http://www.berlinboombox.com/Berlin_Boombox_Press_medium.zip(5MB)

Axel Pfaender on German TV: ?http://www.myvideo.de/watch/8823389

Contact/press/inquiries:?
Claudia Kahl, Studio Axel Pfaender, Saarbruecker Str. 25, 10405 Berlin, Germany?fon: +49 (0)30 28 09 56 30, mobil: +49 (0)172  78 05 688, claudia@berlinboombox.com

B E R L I N   B O O M B O X ?designed by Axel Pfaender
http://www.berlinboombox.com
?Berlin Boombox – A cardboard boombox for your iPhone that looks and sounds amazing and is recyclable