They showed it off a bit at their event in NYC on December 7th and now D-link has announced before CES even opens that yes, the Boxee Box is coming and sometimes during the first half of 2010 for under $200.
Boxee has struck a deal which will see D-link pushing out a hardware version of the popular media streaming and aggregating software turning any TV or monitor into an instant content outlet. With access to Pandora, Youtube, Last.fm as well as Revision 3 and other online content, the Boxee Box by D-link will instantly open up a load of content for people who decide that it’s worth $200.
What really grabbed me though was the local content the box will support. Online stuff is great but if I can’t get the stuff on my PC over to the TV then what’s the point. Here’s the list:
- Flash 10.1
- H.264 (MKV, MOV)
- Ogg Vorbis
Add a tuner and I’m in! Between net content as well as your own collection, The Boxee Box by D-link might very well make it worth it to clear space for just one more box next to your HDTV.
"We are pleased to partner with Boxee and to be the first with such a ground-breaking device," said Nick Tidd, vice president of sales for D-Link Pan America and vice president of marketing for D-Link North America. "This powerful device with its unique form factor truly leverages Boxee’s service and is the best way for consumers to quickly access the growing volume of Internet content, organize it and stream it to their TVs and home entertainment centers."
"D-Link’s successful track record in bringing to market, award-winning digital home networking products, and its global marketing, distribution and channel sales capabilities made them a great fit for our first hardware vendor," stated Andrew Kippen, vice president of marketing for Boxee. "The Boxee Box by D-Link gives consumers what they want — an easy way to watch Internet or personal entertainment in their living rooms with a simple set-top box that costs under $200 and has no monthly fees."