The Boxee Box certainly commands attention. It's shaped roughly like a cube, but tilted at an angle, so that it looks as if the hardware is sinking into whatever surface the Boxee Box is placed on. Most of the unit is matte black plastic, but the face has a smooth piano black finish and the bottom of the device is coated in neon green.
While the funky design looks great and will likely be a conversation starter when it's spotted by visitors, the practicality is questionable. The Boxee Box isn't particularly thin in any direction, and since the cube is tilted rather than level, it doesn't have flat surface that could potentially support any other device. Despite being designed specifically for the home theater, Boxee Box doesn't seem like it would fit well inside one.
Once you have found a suitable place for the Boxee Box - most likely on top of something or tucked away into an awkward corner - you'll need to control it. Boxee Box thankfully ships with its own remote which is designed specifically for the device. On one side, the remote is elegant. It has only three buttons and a direction pad that is used to move between menu options or control a mouse cursor. Flip it over, however, and you'll find miniature keyboard.
The remote is comfortable to use in most cases. It's light and thin, and the buttons are responsive. However, gripping it too hard can cause unintended actions, as your hand will likely activate buttons on the underside of the remote. It's an imperfect design, but having used the insane remotes that are shipping with Sony's Google TVs, it certainly could be worse.