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Boxee Box remote comes to PC and Mac thanks to D-Link

One of the hardest things to get for your HTPC is a good remote, but it seems like there's finally some good news, as D-Link has decided to release a PC and Mac version of the Boxee Box remote. It will of course work best with Boxee's software, but it's not tided exclusively to it.

One of the hardest things to get for your HTPC is a good remote, but it seems like there's finally some good news, as D-Link has decided to release a PC and Mac version of the Boxee Box remote. It will of course work best with Boxee's software, but it's not tided exclusively to it.

The remote part is of course optimized for use with Boxee, but as this is a two-sided remote, you got a keyboard on the back. This allows you to use it as a mini keyboard for your HTCP and you can still navigate around the OS with the help of either the cursor keys or the navigation pad on the front.

A small USB dongle is supplied as the remote connects via a wireless interface and it shouldn't be harder to install than a regular wireless keyboard. Considering that Boxee is free and runs on both Windows and Mac, it's not as if you're really going to want to use the remote with any other software.

The only fly in the ointment is the US$49.99 retail price, which is way too steep for remote control in our opinion, especially as the entire Boxee Box retails for US$199 and we can't imagine that the remote accounts for a quarter of that cost. Still, there are few more affordable options out there and although a Windows MCE remote would be less than half the price, it lacks the keyboard which is really the selling point of the Boxee remote.

Source: D-Link

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