D-Link (http://www.dlink.com) has announced the US$49.99 Boxee Remote Control by D-Link, giving Boxee users on Macs and PCs the remote previously only found with the Boxee Box by D-Link.
The Boxee Remote Control features a two-sided design with a full QWERTY keypad that works with Boxee software so Mac and PC users can bring TV shows, movies, music, and photos from the Internet to their TV. Featuring double-sided controls with a built-in QWERTY keyboard and browsing interface, it enables access to the search and social capabilities of the Boxee software on your computer.
Allowing users to enjoy and share their favorite video-on-demand service through their social networks, it lets you input URLs and account information for your favorite websites, according to Daniel Kelley, D-Link’s associate vice president of Consumer Marketing, North America. 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, he adds.
The Boxee Remote Control can also be used as an additional remote for the Boxee Box by D-Link. The Boxee Box has support for a full web browser, full HD streaming from the Internet, support for popular media file formats, and integrated social networking that delivers personal recommendations from Facebook and Twitter straight to the TV.