Boxee TV: Reference design on steroids

The story was featured in Fast Company and the design is an absolute delight.

What interested me was that the designers themselves, Astro Studios, referred to a requirement in their client brief that asked for “reference design on steroids”.

Basically, do something that stands out. In effect, when you have a piece of software that can be downloaded and installed for free, why would someone want to buy a box?

I hope the following images go a long way to answering that question.

The Remote
The remote front
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The Unit itself. Appears to be melting into the table.
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