If the man in your life has a stash of old cassette tapes collecting dust, then this could be the time to help him relive his musical youth. The cassette has been quietly making a comeback over the past couple of years and now leading supermarket Aldi is giving you a chance to jump on the trend with its classic Boombox, priced at £29.99. The must-have sound system will be available to order online from Sunday 2nd June and in stores from 9th June – just in time for Father’s Day.
The Official Charts Company recently revealed that cassette sales were up 90% year-on-year, with a whopping 50,000 cassette tape albums being bought in the UK last year alone. Global artists from Take That to 30 Seconds to Mars, and even Ariana Grande, are all taking to tape – and what better way to enjoy them than through a classic Boombox? Aldi’s great-value gadget comes in at under £30, giving shoppers a saving of around £200 compared to similar products on the market.
Just like Star-Lord of Guardians of the Galaxy fame, he can make his very own mixtape with the built-in recording function, which records straight from the radio. If you want to mix in a bit of 21st century tech then there’s options to use Bluetooth connectivity, USB and SD slots and a headphone jack. But it comes with a warning – with two 8W x-bass speakers, this product could result in some serious dad dancing!