The Boxee box is real and somewhat odd. The device is made by D-Link and offers quite an array of hookups and features. First of all as you can see, the shape is a box with a quarter hacked off so it sits comfortably wherever you place it.
The hardware has a nice array of connections for all of your needs. The Boxee box offers HDMI-support, an SD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, Wifi, optical audio and RCA out audio jacks.
The new software has quite a nice interface as well. It incliudes everything you would expect and instead of me telling you, let me tell what Boxee themself claims is included.
It includes a huge library that spans the Internet, such as university courses, panel discussions, academic lectures, presentations, web-only videos and more from TED, Stanford, FORA.tv, Kid Mango, Next New Networks and more. Boxee also makes it easy for users to add their own favorite entertainment sources with simple RSS or XML feeds available for most online video.
In addition to video content, Boxee users can access great music from sites like Pandora, last.fm, shoutcast, and We are Hunted as well as fun photos from sites like flickr, Picasa and the Facebook.
The Boxee Box by D-Link will be available during the second half of 2010 and has an expected price of $200. If you would like to see the announcement in full, check out the video below.