Feel like being ordered around by Mr Burns? Or how about Marge Simpson? TomTom has released new character voices for its GPS systems that allow you to be bossed about by one of Springfield’s finest.
It’s not just a case of swapping the dull included voice for another, still repeating the same old commands. Apparently you get a flavour of the character too. So you get Mr Burns insulting you by referring to you as the “driving monkey” and Marge commenting on the peculiar odour coming from your car.
The two new additions join Homer, who apparently is the most downloaded character voice for TomTom’s devices.
The good news: it doesn’t matter whether you have an iOS app or the dedicated GPS device. The voices are downloadable for both.
The not-so-good: it’s not free. But then, why would it be? It’ll cost you a mere €4.95 to get each voice if you’re an iPhone or iPad user. The TomTom sat nav devices are a little more expensive, at €9.95.
I’m holding out for Abe. You might get there two hours late, but at least you’ll get to hear some old-man tales on the way.