The Road To Tatooine
by Perry Michael Simon on August 3, 2011
Your wish is Garmin’s command. Your GPS can sound like this:
Yes, there’s a reason to use your old Garmin GPS instead of your phone for navigation: They’re offering Yoda and Darth Vader voice direction. They’re $12.99 each. (Accuracy of the voices is somewhat variable; Unfortunately, Yoda doesn’t sound a lot like Frank Oz) While I like the Darth Vader conclusion “You have reached your destination. Impressive. Most impressive,” I really don’t need to spend thirteen bucks on it. And I shudder to think how he’d say “recalculating.” I have enough trouble with the standard female Garmin voice saying that in her resigned, exasperated manner. I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING. STOP JUDGING ME.