Jul 12

D-Link just announced the Boxee Remote Control by D-Link. Compatible with Boxee software on both PC and Mac computers, this device features the same slick two-sided design as the remote that’s included with the Boxee Box. One side has a full QWERTY keypad; the other side has a four-way D-pad and two buttons.

Designed to bring the computer closer to your home theater experience, D-Link says that this remote makes navigating through the Boxee software a breeze.

“The D-Link 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 VP of consumer marketing in 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.”

The Boxee Remote by D-Link is identical to the one used with the Boxee Box.

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Having the keyboard means it’s easier to search for audio, video and other content and access the social capabilities of the Boxee software. It also makes it extremely easy to type email and enter your Netflix, Pandora or other passwords and account info.

One other important aspect: The D-Link Boxee Remote Control uses radio-frequency signals, so you don’t have to worry about constantly pointing the remote at the computer.

The Boxee Remote by D-Link (DSM-22) is available now, priced at $49.99 (MSRP). Amazon is currently selling the product at a discount, for $39.99.

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Dec 28

Boxee Box by D-Link (officially “D-Link Boxee Box DSM-380“) is a Linux-based set-top device and media extender that first began shipping in 33 countries worldwide on the 10th of November 2010.Designed to easily bring internet television and other video to the television via Boxee’s software, it comes pre-installed with Boxee media center software and the hardware is based on Intel CE4110 system-on-a-chip platform (that has a 1.2Ghz Intel Atom CPU with a PowerVR SGX535 Integrated graphics processor), 1GB of RAM memory, and 1GB of NAND Flash Memory. The DM-380 features output ports for HDMI (version 1.3), optical digital audio (S/PDIF) connector, and RCA connector for analog stereo audio, two USB ports, an SD card slot, wired 100Mbps (100BASE-T) ethernet, and built-in 802.11n WiFi.

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The Boxee Box also ships with a small two-sided RF remote control with 4-way D-pad navigation and full a QWERTY keypad as standard, and this remote is also being sold separately with an USB-receiver as “D-Link Boxee Box Remote DSM-22” that one can use with Boxee installed on a computer so that one can use this remote without owning D-Link’s Boxee Box The look of both the case and remote prototypes for the Boxee Box was designed by San Francisco based Astro Studios, which is the same designer company that designed the look of Xbox 360 and the Microsoft Zune.

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