of the smartest moves Boxee made with the Boxee Box was its decision to
slap dead simple controls on one side of the remote and a keyboard on
the other. The implementation needed work, but the idea was solid--an idea we’re happy to see replicated in a remote built specifically for the XBMC platform.
Nyxboard Hybrid, works out of the box with the popular media center platform. In fact, it’s the first remote specifically designed for XBMC.
feature with the coolest potential is a gyroscope, which tells the
remote which side is facing upright. That means you can hammer away at
the miniature keyboard without triggering an unintended volume change
from the buttons on the other side.
Motorola-manufactured remote is available for pre-orders at a
price of $59.99 with a targeted June 27 release date. Pulse-Eight plans
to ship the remote with an RF dongle and a copy of XBMC for the