D-Link has introduced the Boxee Remote Control, giving Boxee users on PC and Mac the option of a remote previously only found with the Boxee Box by D-Link.
The Boxee Remote Control.
The Boxee Remote Control features a two-sided design with a full QWERTY keypad that works with Boxee software.
“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 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. Unlike infrared TV remotes, the Boxee Remote Control uses RF signals via an included nano-sized USB adapter.
“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. It is currently available with an MSRP of $49.99.