We’ve been eagerly awaiting Boxee Box news ever since the device made an appearance at CES this year. Today, it appears the device is at least one step closer to release, with the Boxee Box Remote winning FCC approval.
The user manual for the Boxee Remote shows that the device will work with a Boxee Box as well as a PC or Mac via USB dongle. The RF remote has an innovative design that features play/pause, enter, menu and directional buttons on one side, with a relatively spacious QWERTY keypad on the other side.
D-link’s press photos of the Boxee Remote are below. You can see that the device pictured today in FCC filings appears to be curved, especially on the keyboard side of the remote, while the original press photos show what appears to be a flat remote. The device in FCC filings also has a more glossy finish, while the press photos show a device with a brushed metal finish.