D-link Boxee Box available for pre-order

D-Link Boxee
D-Link Boxee

D-link Boxee set-top-box is available for  pre-order on amazon for 199 USD. It can only be pre-ordered to addresses in the US for now and shipments should start in November. D-Link disclosed that its device is based on an Intel Atom processor CE4100 (Sodaville), not an ARM or MIPS processor as many other STBs do. It is running on embedded Linux.

Key features listed by D-Link for the device (beside its weird shape) are basically those of the Boxee media-streaming software on which it’s based:

  • Enjoy thousands of shows available for free from your favorite networks, ready to watch at any time
  • Check-out free movies from the web & watch new releases in stunning HD from premium movie services
  • Play videos, songs, or pictures from your computer or home network
  • Plays any non-DRM video, music, and photos and media from anywhere on the Internet

The device features the following input/output and power connections:

  • HDMI port
  • Optical digital audio (S/PDIF) out
  • Stereo analog audio out
  • Ethernet RJ-45 connector
  • Wifi (802.11n)
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • SD Card slots
  • AC power

It also has an RF remote and a qwerty keyboard.

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[…] D-Link Boxee Box is a Linux based media player powered by Intel Atom CE4100 processor that became available in 2010, and features a dual sided  RF remote / QWERTY keyboard that probably inspired many of the air mouse that are available today. […]

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