D-Link Introduces Boxee Remote Control and RF Dongle for PC and Mac

Jul 06 2011

If you've been eyeing the dual-sided Boxee Box remote control for HTPC use, D-link is bringing the remote plus an RF USB dongle to market for $50. This plus Boxee's promise of a client software update in the near future hopefully means the PC platform will be on a roll again instead of the recent stagnation that has occurred.

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.

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Comments

If I didnt have my ping pong paddle Lenovo remote I would def purchase one of these

It doesn't look like it would a very good media center remote... not enough buttons on the front side.  And it seems like you'd end up pressing the buttons on the opposite side inadvertently.

If I hadn't just ordered a new keyboard for my media center I would be tempted to try this out.

Maybe for the bedroom if I ever get that PC going again...

Does it only work with Boxee? If it works with Media Center its worth it. You can not press the wrong buttons because the remote knows which side is facing up and turns off the opposite side buttons.

rarefc3s wrote:

Does it only work with Boxee? If it works with Media Center its worth it. You can not press the wrong buttons because the remote knows which side is facing up and turns off the opposite side buttons.

It will work outside of Boxee. After all, it's basically just directional and volume keys along with the keyboard. I bet it's detected as just a normal HID device in Windows.

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