There's the Apple remote, the Roku
remote, and just because you need another remote in your life, the Boxee Remote. As with the Boxee Box, this device is actually built by D-Link, featuring a two-sided design, a full QWERTY keyboard on the rear and seamless integration with the Boxee
software. It's compatible with both PC and Mac platforms, and it's primarily aimed at those who have computers hooked to HDTVs in an effort of creating their own HTPC.
The keyboard on the rear is a real stand-out feature; some of Samsung's newer televisions ship with a QWERTY-infused remote, but it's still a practice that isn't used nearly enough. At $49.99, it's certainly not inexpensive enough to buy as an afterthought, but it's available now for those who just can't live without one.
D-Link Introduces Boxee Remote Control for PC and Mac
Boxee Remote by D-Link Gives Boxee Software Users Living Room Feel From Home Theater PCs
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – July 6, 2011 – D-Link today announced the
Boxee Remote Control by D-Link, giving Boxee users on PC and Mac the
innovative remote previously only found with the Boxee Box by D-Link.
The Boxee Remote Control features a sleek, two-sided design with a full
QWERTY keypad that works seamlessly with Boxee software – the most
intuitive way for Mac and PC users to bring TV shows, movies, music, and
photos from the Internet to their TV.
"The Boxee Remote Control is ideal for home theater enthusiasts who
have customized their home entertainment environment with a specialized
PC or Mac media center, but still want the Boxee Box's unique viewing
experience on their TV," said Daniel Kelley, D-Link's Associate Vice
President of Consumer Marketing, North America. "We are thrilled to
offer this complementary tool to consumers already using Boxee's
software on their home computers – enabling people to more easily
search, browse and type from the couch."
Featuring double-sided controls with a built-in QWERTY keyboard and
simple browsing interface, the Boxee Remote Control enables easy access
to the search and social capabilities of the Boxee software on PC or
Mac. Allowing users to enjoy and share their favorite video-on-demand
service through their social networks, the Boxee Remote Control lets
anyone quickly and easily input URLs and account information for their
favorite websites. In addition, unlike infrared TV remotes, the Boxee
Remote Control uses RF signals via an included nano-sized USB adapter so
consumers never have to worry about pointing the remote at the
"The Boxee Remote Control was one of the most talked about advances
with the Boxee Box by D-Link. We're excited to bring it to all of the
Boxee users who've built customized home media centers and want to get
even more out of their Boxee software," said Andrew Kippen, vice
president of marketing, Boxee. "For Boxee software users, this remote
makes all the difference between a PC experience and one that feels like
watching TV. Consumers can literally kick back, relax and control their
SmartTV experience from their couch."
The Boxee Remote Control can also be used as an additional remote for
the Boxee Box by D-Link. The Boxee Box is the easiest way to bring TV
shows, movies, music, and photos from the Internet to your TV in a
simple, easy-to-use way – all that's needed is a TV with an HDMI input
and an Internet connection. Unlike any other set-top device, the Boxee
Box has support for a full web browser, full HD streaming from the
Internet, support for all popular media file formats, and integrated
social networking that delivers personal recommendations from Facebook
and Twitter straight to the TV.
Availability and Pricing
The Boxee Remote by D-Link (DSM-22) is currently available at
Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com, NewEgg.com, and Buy.com, with an MSRP of