Even if you’re not John Cusack, boomboxes are cool. We gotten past the point of cassette tapes and D-batteries (if they even make these anymore) though, so we need one that works with phones and mp3 players. Unfortunately, finding a boombox that looks as good as the ones from the 80s, and supports modern technology, is easier said than done. That’s why we’re picking up one of these Berlin Boomboxes for the office. Outside of the necessary electronics the boombox is made entirely of cardboard. The printed pieces of cardboard are shipped to you with the electronic bits and then you get to construct your very own Berlin Boombox (no tools or “geek knowledge” necessary). We can’t fathom why anyone would ever want to recycle it, but it’s also recyclable should the need arise.


We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”