In Feb of 2007 Belkin introduces their USB transfer cable to get from XP to Vista.Â Now Belkin has their USB transfer cable to get you from Vista to Windows 7.Â From everything we’ve heard and experienced, we expect nothing less than a mad rush for users to get away from Vista and try anything new.
The two-ended USB cable plugs into your old Vista or XP computer as well as the new Windows 7 machine. Then you launch the Easy Transfer application shipping with Windows 7 inside “Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools”. Once there, you can migrate files, users, bookmarks and emails onto your shiny new rig.
Since many programs might not be Windows 7 compatible, Belkin puts together a list of what those programs are with links to any updates available for the software.Â Seems to me that database would be a nightmare in itself, but hey, we’ll drink from the water cooler.
The Belkin USB transfer cable from Vista to Windows 7 retails for $39 – but we found it on sale for $22.Â Not much to avoid a headache and make life a bit easier, right?
I’ve seen plenty of cigarette USB chargers, but this one design from Belkin out does them all.
It’s not bulky.Â It will sit flush in your car.Â It’s got feedback via the blue LED light.Â It’s iPhone compatible, meaning it’ll charge anything.Â Only $15 USD.Â Awesome.
I went to buy it on-line and it’s not yet propagated into the e-commerce sites, but give it a couple weeks.Â It’ll be there.
Buy.com is currently running a special on the Belkin wireless 5 port USB hub and I thought to share the tip. Right now you can get the $100 wireless USB hub at just $79. The discounted price requires a MIR for the cash-back $20.
Being able to reduce the amount of clutter in ones office, even by a cable or two, is always a noble cause. The Belkin wireless USB hub allows you to stream line your office and reduce the cable count by 5. Not bad I must say. Plus you get to share the love [wirelessly] with printers, scanners, network connections and digital cameras.
Using the wireless USB hub lets other computers on your network think a printer is directly connected to a PC, so instant and reliable access from any PC to a remote or introvert printer is np.You will need a router to make this bad boy work and transfer speeds will vary by environment and distance. But for $80 it’s worth giving this wireless thing a shot.
Belking Wireless Hub product page.