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Cuilionn BS: New Toy! I got a GPS, what about you? (91* d) RE: BS: New Toy! I got a GPS, what about you? 06 Jan 10


We got a TomTom this year, too--mostly for my partner, a piper with a poor sense of direction who needs to navigate to a lot of churches and cemeteries in rural Maine. I suspect she'll still get lost trying to find some of those cemeteries, but at least she'll be able--using the "points of interest" feature, to find the closest restaurant when she emerges, starving, from marshes or deep woods.

We didn't care for any of the standard voices, so we downloaded the only Scottish voice we could find on the TomTom site: "Andy," an attempt at a Sean Connery sound-alike. We've found him pleasantly amusing thus far--he tells us to "take the motorway" instead of merging onto the highway/freeway and--when informing us that we've arrived at our destination--he says, "now: sing for Scotland!"

The best part, though, is when you get to the screen where it asks you to choose a route with toll roads or a route with none. He proclaims, with an offended tone, "Ah'm no payin for THIS!"


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