May The Voice Be With You


TomTom has released the third in the series of official Star Wars character voices for their GPS devices.

Here’s “behind-the-scenes” video of Jedi master Yoda’s recording session (voiced by Tom Kane):

You can download Yoda’s voice for your TomTom navigational device for $12.95 US via Also available are Darth Vader, C-3PO, and in August 2010 — Han Solo.

Voice samples are also available on the website, and you can preview the voice “en route” via the VoiceSkins’ YouTube Channel (which also includes GPS voice demos for Darth Vader, C-3PO and Homer Simpson):

Related Post: 5.05.2010 – Darth Vader Tells You Where To Go

Darth Vader Tells You Where To Go


I didn’t realize that “May the Fourth Be With You” had become a pop culture fixture in celebration of all things Star Wars until after May the 4th was over, or I would’ve posted this sooner.

GPS guru TomTom released the following video via YouTube (appropriately on May the Fourth) to announce their line of downloadable Star Wars media for TomTom navigational devices, with Darth Vader in the recording studio:

And here’s a video demo of TomTom’s Darth Vader GPS in action:

You can download Darth Vader as your TomTom navigational guide for 8 pounds British (that’s about $13 US) at And according to TomTom’s site, they will release voices for C-3PO in June, Yoda in July, and Han Solo in August.

I’ll add that Vader is not voiced by James Earl Jones. It’s probably Chad Vaderaka Matt Sloan — who has voiced Vader in the LucasArts games Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: Forces of Corruption.

I would not expect Frank Oz and Harrison Ford to be reprising their roles for TomTom (as Yoda and Han Solo, respectively), but I think there’s a chance you might hear Anthony Daniels reprising his signature role as C-3PO.

Update: 6.30.2010Tom Kane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Powerpuff Girls) is the voice of Yoda.

Update: 8.04.2010Anthony Daniels does indeed reprise his role as the voice of C-3PO. Here’s a video demo of the C-3PO GPS in action:

Thanks to Jeffrey Kafer for posting this video to the VO-BB.