As much as I like Boxee, and hope they succeed, this is really a dumb hardware design. I can understand wanting a unique design so that the box stands out, but this just looks like it hasn’t been thought through properly. There is a good reason why most AV equipment is flat, rectangular, box-shaped: so that you can stack them, fit them onto shelves, or stand them vertically &endash; this crazy shape can do none of that.
Just as we’d heard, the asymmetrical streamer will be sold by D-Link for under $200, and it’ll support a wide range of formats, including DivX, VC-1, WMV, H.264 MKV, and Flash 10.1. Service support is equally broad, with Pandora, Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and Flickr all integrated — and there’s obviously Boxee’s app platform for additional apps, plugins, and games.