Trending in Japan: Do-it-yourself home theater

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Japan's "cardboard theater" is where 'do-it-yourself' meets the latest technology.

(CNN Philippines) — A new tech craze is sweeping Tokyo and you only need three things to try it — a tablet, a box, and the willingness to seem a tad silly.

Through 'cardboard theater,' the Japanese have been getting the feel of a high-end home theater system without it costing them big bucks.

The idea is simple: You get a cardboard box that's big and sturdy enough and cut two holes on it — one for your head and one for your tablet (or any gadget you deem fit for your viewing pleasure) — and your home theater system is complete.

Once your tablet is set on top of the box, all that's left to do is to lie back, insert your head in the 'cardboard theater,' and enjoy.

CNN's Will Ripley recently gave the 'cardboard theater' experience a shot and here's what he had to say:

Although the process might seem tedious to some, others swear that it really is as good as having a private theater — with surround sound to boot.