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nigelhawthorne
April 30th, 2010, 04:41 AM
Hi,

I just saw the boxee remote with the keyboard on the back, and I instantly loved the idea. However, thinking about it, I realised that way too much stuff requires me to have a mouse also, such as 10-foot browsing. Opera makes a great keyboard only browser, but there is nothing it can do about flash content, casual games etc. Besides, most of my family won't like keyboard only browsing etc.

Was wondering whether anyone in the boxee community has found anything better? I just bought a standard IR MCE style remote, and also one of these (http://usb.brando.com/rii-mini-wireless-keyboard_p01476c034d15.html) though I am not sure how to pronounce it (I say it like Wii). I think thats the best HTPC option since the Boxee Keyboard does not have a touchpad or trackball.

Is there anything better out there or a different way altogether?

jedc53
May 13th, 2010, 12:05 AM
The Ten Foot Browser is a full screen web browser completely controllable using using the Windows MCE remote control.Boxee is designed to work on a computer hooked up to a TV. So you can sit 10 feet away.I highly recommend the Microsoft Windows Mediacenter remote.I picked it up for $30 at Microbarn and it includes the USB IR receiver.It works like a charm with lirc.

kendustin7
May 19th, 2010, 02:52 AM
I have used Windows MCE remote and for me it works great with charm. With this remote, gaming, controlling device and using keyboard is much easier than anything else. And the best thing which I like about this remote is it's 10 meter effective working range.

Crawdad
May 28th, 2010, 08:45 PM
I found a really decent one called Kylo (http://www.kylo.tv/). It has some flaws but it is designed to be used on TVs, and it is really easy to use with a remote control. It handles Netflix and Hulu and Youtube pretty well, too (although boxee does it better). It's a little buggy every now and then and there aren't a whole lot of extra bells and whistles, but it handles every site I can throw at it, and is pretty speedy.