D-Link just announced theRemote Control by D-Link. Compatible with software on both PC and 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 ormedia 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.
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 ( ) is available now, priced at $49.99 (MSRP). Amazon is currently selling the product at a discount, for $39.99.