Verne Troyer might not be the first person that comes to mind when thinking about great celebrity GPS voices, but once you hear the things that he says, it becomes quite clear that Verne was born to give you directions. There are several reasons for this "dark horse" voice option which we'll get in to shortly, but first you should know that Verne Troyer isn't messing around. Just because he's small doesn't mean he's a kid and you can pinch his cheeks or pick him up and bounce him on your knee. Here are 3 reasons why Verne Troyer is an excellent GPS voice:
TomTom announced this week the release of a "limited edition" Top Gear GPS bundle featuring the voice of the show's primary star, Jeremy Clarkson. Billed as a "match made in petrolhead heaven" the unit blends TomTom's HD traffic with Clarkson's voice and a few window dressings such as start-up and shut-down screens that feature the Top Gear logo. Not to be outdone by the show's outspoken and defacto leader, the Stig also gets in on the action with his own voice on the device. As expected, selecting the Stig's voice functions as a mute button.
Unfortunately, TomTom has decided not to release the Jeremy Clarkson voice as a standalone download and instead has chosen to release it only as an integrated feature of the "limited edition" Go Live device. How "limited" this edition is and whether or not this GPS device will hold its value as a collector's item remains to be seen, however you can get your very own TopGear TomTom for $269 at TomTom's online shop.
It doesn't take much to transform your GPS into an entertainment system and, in fact, there are several ways to do so. We can't guarantee that these joy-enhancing tips will leave your GPS intact, but there might be times when one of these might be worth the risk involved. Let's examine a few of the cheapest ways to turn your GPS into a bona fide party in a box:
During the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas, TomTom unveiled its new Via line to their long list of portable navigation devices. The Via is super thin and compact with new features like voice recognition and Bluetooth Handsfree calling.
All Via models come with the TomTom fold-and-go EasyPort mount, Lifetime map and traffic upgrades, an updated interface, and text-to-speech spoken street names.
There are two touch-screen sizes with models 1405 and 1435 having a 4.3 inch...
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Dashboard mounted portable navigation systems have been coming under fire lately with fierce competition from the smartphone “app”. Major GPS manufacturers such as Garmin and TomTom are working to quell the onslaught coming from software by lowering prices and adding features to their hardware-based devices. Using their superior screen size and dedicated processing power to their advantage, here are the top 10 essential features of any portable navigation device.
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I'm sure you've heard all the hype about Public Enemy's Flavor Flav opening his own restaurant chain called FFC or Flav's Fried Chicken. Well it was announced today that on Monday, January 24th, Clinton, Iowa will be home to the very first restaurant.
If you live in Clinton, Iowa please do us the favor of checking out Flav's...
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NEW GPS VOICE - International hip hop and reality TV superstar, Flavor Flav, brings his very own blend of explicit vocal stylings to the dashboards of drivers across the globe with his downloadable GPS voice available now, exclusively from NavTones.com. Compatible with most Garmin and TomTom portable navigation devices, Flav's GPS voice features turn-by-turn driving directions and hilarious audio commentary to keep drivers and passengers entertained all the way from A to B and at all points in between.
FEATURED VIDEO: Flavor Flav's Top Ten Driving Tips - after the break.
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As you may have heard by now, NavTones has added MTV's famous GenX outcast, Daria, to their roster of exclusive GPS voices. Known for her monotone voice and dry, sarcastic wit, Daria seems a natural fit for Premium voices have been pretty hot recently with TomTom's introduction of Star Wars characters earlier this year, and more recently with their introduction of kid-focused animated properties such as Spongebob Squarepants and LooneyTunes. Well, animation isn't just for kids, and fun voices aren't just for TomTom...
It's almost Halloween and we're getting kind of freaked out here at NavTones, so we've put up our free TomTom voices for Halloween in the TomTom Voices section. These free voices are a great way to get in to the fall spirit while you make your plans for the Day of the Dead, or just put them on your GPS when you take the kids out trick or treating. And don't forget, our voice installer does all the work for you, so all you have to do is log in or create an account, add the voices to your cart, then connect your TomTom and click the links in your dashboard. It doesn't get any easier than that.
And finally, with the holiday season right around the corner, be sure to check out our TomTom celebrity voice gift cards over at Amazon.com! They make a great gift for the TomTom lover in your life or for yourself if you're looking to save some money on multiple downloads.
We've come a long way since carburetors and whitewalls, ToTo. Being the hip person that you are (you found us, right?), you're probably aware that your car has an onboard computer that keeps most of its systems in check. All those gauges on your dash get their information from this computer, and the cars of today would be two-ton paperweights without them. But, what you might not have known is that there's a simple way for you (or your mechanic) to access the information output of this computer. Well, thanks to the clever folks over at our partners, Garmin, getting a realtime glimpse of your engine's status is just a plug-and-play connection away... READ