D-Link brings the Boxee Box remote to PC, Mac users
Boxee users on PC and Mac should no longer feel ignored, with promises of updated software on the way and now the option to use a Boxee Box remote from D-Link. The two sided QWERTY design is unchanged and the included RF dongle means your HTPC can stay safely out of sight while you enjoy some branded remote control action without selling out for a one-size-fits-all box. The roll your own media player crowd can pick up the remote at a penny under $50 at a variety of online retailers right now, the long awaited software update is still due this fall.
D-Link Introduces Boxee Remote Control for PC and Macoriginal content by engadget.com
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 computer.
"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 $49.99.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).