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Boxee Remote

by D-Link

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  • Featuring a sleek, two-sided design and a full QWERTY keypad, the Boxee Remote works seamlessly with the award-winning Boxee software--the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV.
  • Featuring a sleek, two-sided design and a full QWERTY keypad.
  • Boxee remote works seamlessly with our award-winning Boxee software
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameD-Link
Item Weight1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions1.7 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
Item model numberDSM-22
Specification MetNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB00480OSVK
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 13, 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The ingenious Boxee Remote by D-Link brings the freedom of the Internet to your HDTV in stunning 1080p with a sleek interface to simplify everything

From the Manufacturer

The Best Remote for Your Boxee Software on a PC or Mac

The ingenious Boxee Remote by D-Link brings the freedom of the Internet to your HDTV in stunning 1080p with a sleek interface to simplify everything. Featuring a sleek, two-sided design and a full QWERTY keypad, the Boxee Remote works seamlessly with the award-winning Boxee software--the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV.

Boxee Remote
The sleek Boxee Remote with innovative two-sided design (see larger image).

And the best part--the software is absolutely free. Go ahead, download it and try it out before you buy--it only takes a minute to register, and you can use it as long as you want on your PC without the remote.

Boxee Remote receiver
USB receiver.

Key Features

  • Full QWERTY Keyboard: Say goodbye to hunting and pecking for letters on screen, the Boxee Remote comes with a full QWERTY keypad--as soon as you start typing Boxee's autosearch function starts finding.
  • For PC and Mac: Easy-to-use navigation pad and full keyboard make it the best Boxee controller for your computer.
  • No Line of Sight Necessary: Unlike infrared TV remotes, the Boxee Remote uses RF signals, so there's no need to even point it at the TV--it can even go through walls, like Superman. Or the Incredible Hulk.
  • Low-Profile Receiver: Nano-sized USB adapter hides from view once plugged into your computer's USB port--ultra compact and stays out of your way.

What is Boxee?

Boxee is the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV. Basically, install our free software on your computer, or a specialized media center computer--like a Mac Mini or Acer Revo, and connect it to your TV with an HDMI or DVI cord (depending on the computer you use).

Never be limited by what you can watch and when. Boxee gives you access to 40,000 TV shows ready to watch, instantly. It's tons of free movies from OpenFilm, Hollywood blockbusters, and critically acclaimed films from MUBI. It's web-only videos from Funny or Die or College Humor. It's your MP3s, your videos, your Flickr, Picasa, Pandora, LastFM, and Facebook feeds somewhere they've never been before--your HDTV: organized, simplified and with the Boxee Remote, enjoyed from the comfort of your couch in 1080p.

Take the Boxee experience somewhere it's never been, your couch.

The Boxee Remote Control is a two-sided remote control paired with a low profile nano-sized USB adapter for your computer. Designed to be used with the award-winning Boxee software application, the remote features an easy to-use navigation button on the front and a QWERTY keyboard for text input on the back. Using the Boxee Remote Control, you can quickly and easily input URLs and account information. Like the Boxee software itself, the Boxee Remote Control is compatible with Windows and Mac.

The Boxee Remote's simple controls (see larger image)...
...reverses to a full QWERTY keyboard for searching your media (see larger image).
Boxee screens

Try Boxee Now

Download the Boxee software for free on your PC or Mac, and try it out before you buy. It only takes a minute to register and the download is absolutely free. Already a Boxee user? Awesome! All you have to do is buy the ingenious Boxee Remote and you've got everything you love about the Boxee experience right at your fingertips.

Give Your Wallet a Break

Buy the Boxee Remote once, download the free Boxee software for your computer, and get all the entertainment the web has to offer, right at your fingertips.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Play/Pause button does nothing.
Jason P
You hold it horizontally and use both thumbs on the keyboard and it's nice and comfortable.
Brandon Spacey
The remote also works quite well in XBMC without any setup.
Andreas S. Eriksen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Taylor Braun-Jones on April 13, 2011
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This is a well designed remote. The "ambiguous orientation in the dark issue" seems like it may have been addressed in the version I just received - the Boxee logo is extruded a bit rather than just silk-screened so you can feel it and know that's the bottom end of the remote.

The low latency of the remote combined with the low latency of the Boxee interface makes for a great experience. Buttons on both sides of the remote have a great tactile feel.

The one caveat I mentioned in the title refers to the issue I had with a bug in the Xorg X11 server (on my Ubuntu 10.10 box). This is not strictly D-Link/Boxee's fault, but I would have expected that team to actively work with the open source community to make sure these bugs did not exist. -1 star for that. The fix is not complicated, but it was a speed bump in what would otherwise have been a true plug-and-play out-of-the-box solution. The fix for those who are having the same issue: add a PPA with the patched xorg-server [1]:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ken-vandine/boxee
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian B. Nofziger on May 6, 2011
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I was specifically looking for a remote to use with my mythtv setup. Being a novice, lirc scared me and I started looking for wireless keyboards. I found them to work wonderfully with no configuration needed, but they are not convenient to use. They weren't designed to be a remote. This device, however, was designed to operate a media center. This is much more intuitive and the WAF finally entered the green level.

My only complaint is that the Play/Pause button does... nothing. At least not for me. I even go to edit the keybindings in MythTV and it apparently doesn't register as a keypress. There also doesn't appear to be a way to remap the remote itself. So I currently have to use the P button on the reverse side of the remote to pause and unpause playback.

So if you've been looking hard for a wireless keyboard designed to be a remote for a media center, this is a 90% solution. Its fully functional, but you have to use a work-around for one important button. (YMMV)

Ubuntu 11.04
MythTV 0.24
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Eller on December 16, 2010
Comes with a USB RF adapter. The remote comes paired and works without installing any software.

However, Mac tries to figure out what type of keyboard it is. The wizard fails because there are not shift keys to show which layout is appropriate. Just select standard 101/102 layout and it works as expected.

The only thing I don't like is that there is not an easy way to launch boxee with just the remote. Other than that this is a great buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FM SFO on December 15, 2010
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This works flawlessly for me running Boxee Beta (Final is not out yet) in a Windows 7 environment. The range is great (no line of sight required, I've walked to another room 60 feet away, with two intervening walls, to have it continue to work.

It comes with a usb dongle that installs without the need for any drivers (again, in a windows 7 environment), and can control windows media center just as well as boxee.

The 'simple' face is glossy (except for the d-pad which is matte), a bit prone to grease marks, while the keyboard side is matte. The keyboard keys are rubbery and have a nice click feedback mechanism. No the keys are not back-lit, but I'm just fine with that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on December 4, 2010
This is the first good mix of a simple remote and a keyboard remote, for simple use of just watching shows on a media center. It uses like the Apple Remote, with the added bonus of the keyboard in case you need it. The range is just huge, I couldn't find its limit at home.

Using it upside down is a big problem, that needs to be corrected in the next version.

Any remote like this will take some configuration to be useful how you need it in your home, so plan for setting time aside to get it how you like.

This device is recognized just like a multimedia keyboard on your PC, and can wake it from sleep.

This product was not targeted to compete with the Rii, it is aimed at a different type of user. I keep a mouse/keyboard on my HTPC tucked away for when this remote falls short.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By acatalept on January 23, 2012
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This works great as an HTPC remote. I'm currently using it with the Boxee for PC software, and other than having to replace the battery (Energizer Watch/Electronic Batteries, 3 Volts, 2032, 2 batteries (Lithium Button Cell)) to correct some reception issues (keypresses not registering, or registering multiple times) it's worked very well.

PROS/CONS: RF range is good, and of course doesn't rely on line-of-sight like IR remotes. Front directional buttons are a little hard to use by feel until you get used to them (they're almost flush with the body, with raised nubs at each edge). And the keyboard on the back could really use backlighting or luminescence (like markings on a watch face), it's hard to see in anything but bright light. And the vertical symmetry and balance makes it possible to pick up the remote upside-down (with the Boxee logo at the top instead of the bottom) without looking closely and press the wrong direction buttons, the back button instead of play/pause, etc.

NOT 5 STARS? If the keyboard on the back were easier to use in low/no light, and if maybe there were a couple more buttons to program, it would easily be a 5-star product.

CUSTOMIZING: I tried using this with XBMC, and found it could maybe use a couple more buttons (the context menu is important), though you can use EventGhost or AutoHotKey (Google them - they're both free) to easily remap any of the buttons (on the front or back) except the play/pause button - that one is a little tricky, though it can be done with some Googling and experimentation.
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