Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Shattered fantasy

OK, this is an odd one.....Mercedes Benz has published this photo of the faces (and bodies) behind the sat-nav voices that tell us to "turn here" or "brace for impact":

Here's my question: Do you really want to know what the faces behind the voices look like? Isn't it a fantasy we all have of the sexy voice whispering in our ear belonging to that sizzling-hot super model? Or for the ladies, maybe James Bond or Brad Pitt (or whoever the big male heartthrob is these days)?

Some of these ladies look just fine (although none are what I'd call super-model material), but several are a bit scary. And what's with the lone guy?

Some of our fantasies should just be left alone, methinks.



  1. My wife changed her nav to the guy's voice. Personally, I think I would prefer the tall brunette in the back row.

  2. Not sure what to say on this one...I have an annoying ladies voice on my Garmin...I see you are posting here. How do you like it vs. Worldpress?

  3. Hi Burst, Bobby...

    Wordpress has some advantages, but I find it much easier on this site to simply scroll down my list of favorites on the right side of this page and have them pop up. It was hard to try and keep up with everyone on Wordpress. This seems more JS-esque, and that's a big deal to me.

  4. all movies and TV shows are translated/dubbed into German here and sometimes the German voice is much nicer then the original! lol Take Capt. Janeway of Star Trek... I much prefer her in German.

    It was once possible to upload a local German radio speaker for your gps nav...much nicer then the ones provided. I'm not sure if that's still possible.... I never use my navi

  5. I can't say that I ever really wanted to know the faces behind the voices. I just want to get where I am going. Perhaps they felt that showing the faces would make them seem more real and possibly more dependable?