Belkin Makes the PC to Mac Switch Simpler

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News Posted: Thu, Nov 13 2008 1:28 AM

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:




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ice91785 replied on Thu, Nov 13 2008 12:18 PM

Well...neat! I guess I didn't see the transfer at hard in the first place but then again I have done one or two in my lifetime

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Nov 13 2008 7:57 PM

Thank god they made this cable. The last time I converted, I had to use 35 1SD floppies, an ethernet cable, or a usb thumbdrive.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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3vi1:

Thank god they made this cable. The last time I converted, I had to use 35 1SD floppies, an ethernet cable, or a usb thumbdrive.

Sarcasm?

 

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ice91785 replied on Sun, Nov 16 2008 1:23 AM

Either that or he used his PC for ~15 yrs and JUST upgraded to a new MAC

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Still using floppies in '08 = 1 bad mofo!!! 

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ice91785 replied on Sun, Nov 16 2008 1:54 AM

If he had a 15yr old PC there'd bit a very limited number of ways to get all media backed up after all Stick out tongue

Probably no optical drives back then, definitely no burners.....Ethernet protocol didn't really exist in its entirety (have to use 56.6 modem), no USB for flash drives/ext. HDD

 

What else would ya do? (pretend the HDD is soldered to the chassis or something for argument's sake)

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