Maybe it’s time to replace it – with the dulcet tones of
Homer Simpson. TomTom has unveiled a new voice skin putting the patriarch of
the Simpsons household in charge of your navigation. It’ll cost you $12.95.
Sure, it’s a marketing gimmick, but with lines recorded by
Dan Castellaneta, it’s a more entertaining way to get where you’re going. For
example, “Take the third right. We might find an ice cream truck! Mmm…ice
Homer isn’t the first celebrity to lend his voice to
navigation systems, of course. Everyone from Mr. T to John Cleese have offered
skins. Kevin Carter, a TomTom spokesperson, said the most popular, by far, has
been Mr. T. The company declined to give any sales numbers though.
Carter, though, says the company expects Homer to give the
iconic “A-Team” brawler a run for his money.