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Darth Vader joins TomTom Voices Line-Up


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 4 May 2010

pocketgpsworld.comOh dear. TomTom have now announced Darth Vader has joined the list of celebrity voice downloads with more Star Wars characters yet to come including C3PO, Yoda and Han Solo in a partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd and VoiceSkins.com,

Many owners will be wondering why TomTom are spending so much time on what are little more than bells and whistles when so many issues remain in the devices themselves.

So whilst I'm sure we all wished they would concentrate on getting HD Traffic working properly and correcting the issues with map corrections and IQ-Routes slow downs, you will instead have to content yourselves with the prospect of a lovely Vader voice for the princely sum of £7.99.

You can hear samples of the Darth Vader voice at starwars.tomtom.com/voices/.

Comments
Posted by DeLorean on Tue May 04, 2010 4:27 pm Reply with quote

What a waste of time!
Is it me or do KITT & Darth Vader sound nothing like the originals?

All these gimmicky TomTom voices get on your wick after a few miles Shocked

On my 910 the Loquendo text-to-speech is still fantastic compared to many any other TTS voices I’ve heard Very Happy


>> Currently using a TomTom Go 910, 710, TomTom for Android & Trumpion TR-G1 <<

 
Posted by 253 on Tue May 04, 2010 5:01 pm Reply with quote

Have to agree.

I suppose I've tried about a dozen of these voices over the last few years, and quickly get bored with them and go back to the originals.
The best one I had was Clint Eastwood, I thought it was pretty good, but in the end I got fed up with "You have reached your destination - Punk!"
Probably still on the TT come to think of it.


Triumph Tbird 1700. And now a Bonnie T100 as well.

 
Posted by mjdj1689 on Tue May 04, 2010 5:03 pm Reply with quote

Heres a video of it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ljFfL-mL70&feature=player_embedded


 
Posted by Darren on Tue May 04, 2010 6:28 pm Reply with quote

mjdj1689 Wrote:
Heres a video of it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ljFfL-mL70&feature=player_embedded


Very good Clap


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by mikealder on Tue May 04, 2010 6:36 pm Reply with quote

PMSL - one of the best I have seen in quite a while, well worth watching - Mike


 
Posted by MaFt on Tue May 04, 2010 6:40 pm Reply with quote

gimmicky 'celeb' voices are soooooo 2005....

Happy Star Wars Day though!

MaFt


MaFt®

 
Posted by Kar98 on Tue May 04, 2010 7:22 pm Reply with quote

Would be better without the forced movie quotes. Just do the voice.


 
Posted by DeLorean on Tue May 04, 2010 7:35 pm Reply with quote

I have to admin the video made me chuckle Smile

....but will TomTom sell enough copied to make it worth while?

I'm sure Lucasfilm's charged them an arm & leg Shocked

Now TTS in KITT or Darth's voice; that would be worth buying Very Happy


>> Currently using a TomTom Go 910, 710, TomTom for Android & Trumpion TR-G1 <<

 
Posted by aj2052 on Tue May 04, 2010 11:06 pm Reply with quote

seems a little bit pointless, they have been available for years by third parties and freely avalaible, I personally only use sharon, perhaps a case of Tomtom being behind as usual, and should concentrate more on map updates.


Moto G 2nd gen, Sygic 16.2.12, Navigon 5.7.1

 
Posted by Kar98 on Tue May 04, 2010 11:29 pm Reply with quote

So ... what about Jar Jar?

Yousa go turn right now, okie day?


 
Posted by MaFt on Wed May 05, 2010 1:01 am Reply with quote

[i've split the jar jar binks 'discussion' into the off-topic thread see here

MaFt


MaFt®

 
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