Thursday, August 4, 2011

" I find your lack of faith disturbing..." - GPS with STAR WARS voices now in a galaxy not so far away....

This is where the tech goodies we have become fun.

I would want to have OBI WAN guiding me on a GPS as when you rolled into some place like Las Vegas, the GPS would say, " Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."

that would be cool.

Lost? May Yoda and Darth Vader guide you
August 2, 2011 LA TIMES

To the closest Starbucks you wish to go? Let Yoda be your master.

This week Garmin, maker of the popular line of personal navigation devices, adds the Jedi master and Darth Vader to its voice lineup.

The voices of Yoda and Darth Vader are available for download on Garmin's website, and will cost users $12.99 apiece. Yoda delivers his directions in his own unique grammatical style, saying things like, "Proceed to the highlighted route, your destiny, it is" and "Right you should turn, then sharp left . . . control, control, if a Jedi you wish to be."

When Yoda's froggy voice starts getting on your nerves, you can download Darth Vader's low, half-robot voice with just a hint of an English accent. He'll give you directions with a dose of evil attitude.

"Proceed as indicated," he says. "Don't make me destroy you." And "You have reached your destination. Impressive. Most impressive."

Both voices feature fully randomized dialogue, so you'll get to hear a variety of fun phrases from the "Star Wars" movies. The Darth Vader version also includes heavy breathing, the sounds of TIE fighters and light sabers, and John Williams' "Imperial March." The Yoda voice includes occasional sage interjections from Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Garmin released two videos that preview the new voices. May the Force be with you on your drive to your next destination

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