You may recall the "Off the Air" Apple ad, which reminded consumers that if necessary, a Mac Genius at an Apple store could transfer their files from their PC to a Mac for them. After all, the ad said, "fear of switching is the foundation of customer loyalty for PCs."
Well, now Belkin is adding fuel to the fire with a cable that purportedly eases the transfer of files and settings from XP or Vista to a Mac.
Ironically, in 2006, Microsoft touted a cable from Belkin that helped move from XP to Vista, and even gave away the cables as part of its CES press kits.
The new cable, the Belkin Switch-to-Mac Cable
has an MSRP of $49.99 and reportedly
... provides a simple way to transfer files, settings, preferences, and more from your PC to a new Mac computer. Unlike existing products where you have to drag and drop specific files you want to transfer, the Switch-to-Mac Cable-with its easy-to-use Migration Assistant-automatically moves your music, movies, photos, files, and Internet preferences, making the transition from PC to Mac as seamless as possible.
The cable facilitates the transfer from XP or Vista to Tiger or Leopard (Mac OS X v10.4 or 10.5 respectively). We emailed Microsoft for comment, but for some reason we don't expect one.
Watch "Off the Air," just for fun: