November 13, 2008 Apple’s switch to Intel chips has proven to be a good move. Giving Macs the ability to run Windows and therefore Windows based applications has helped Mac sales almost triple in the past three years after a decade of stagnation*. That equates to a sizeable number of people making the switch from Windows PCs to Intel based Macs. Recognizing this growing market, Belkin has released the Switch-to-Mac Cable, which provides a simple way to transfer files, settings, preferences, and more from a PC to a Mac.

Whereas existing products require users to drag and drop specific files for transfer, the Switch-to-Mac Cable’s Migration Assistant automatically moves music, movies, photos, files, and Internet preferences, from default PC folders and applications to default Mac folders and applications, then gives a summary of the transferred content. The cable transfers data at USB 2.0 speeds and is compatible with Windows XP and Vista and Mac OS X v10.4 and v10.5. With forecasts that Mac sales will grow to almost 40 million units by 2017* the Switch-to-Mac cable should come in handy for quite a few people.

The Belkin Switch-to-Mac Cable is available now in the US for USD$49.99 and is due to hit shelves in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia in February 2009.

* According to a 2008 Needham report.