Near Production Ready Boxee Box Previewed

Anticipation is building for the release of the Boxee Box by D-Link. If you remember, it was scheduled to be released this Summer, but then was later pushed to November — citing technical issues. Now, Zach Klien, Boxee’s Chief Product Officer, in NYC is confirming that the product is still on track for launch and is enthusiastically previewing what the final product will look like. Highlights: the enclosure is now sturdier than the model shown at CES, it’s a bit more finger print resistant, and it now includes a bright neon green silicon bottom with a stamped Boxee logo (the final design retains the signature “kick-up” corner). Unfortunately, in my opinion, the Boxee logo still lights up on the face of the product when powered on. I’m hoping there will be a way to switch this off for when the Boxee Box is being used in a room with the lights turned down. The video also shows off the final Boxee QWERTY remote that supposedly will be available weeks before the Boxee Box launch. [via]

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