Lord Vader, your GPS device is ready

TomTom users can now have their turn-by-turn directions read by Sith Lord Darth Vader.

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Giving turn-by-turn directions to the nearest grocery store seems a bit beneath a Sith Lord. CNET/TomTom

TomTom users can now have their turn-by-turn directions read by Sith Lord Darth Vader. Appropriately announced on Star Wars Day 2010 (May the 4th be with you!), TomTom is adding Star Wars characters to its list of custom celebrity voices for its GPS devices.

Kicking off the list, as noted on Tuesday , is Darth Vader, mixing in standard voice prompts such as "Take the third left," and memorable quotes, such as "I find your lack of faith disturbing," with theme-appropriate sound effects. The end result is pretty hilarious. TomTom will also be adding C-3PO, Yoda, and Han Solo to their catalog over the next four months. I'm a little miffed at the omission of everyone's favorite Wookie, Chewbacca, but even I'll admit that the guy's a bit difficult to understand at times.

The custom Star Wars voices are available for $12.95 each on TomTom's Star Wars minisite. Once you're there, you'll also find a Star Wars-themed game and a selection of free splash screen images, startup and shutdown sounds, and vehicle icons for your TomTom device.

 

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