Talking Gadget Theater: Blade Runner, starring the Kindle 2 and iPod Shuffle

From GPSes to synthetic rabbits, more and more gadgets are being blessed with the ability to speak. Two prominent examples from recent weeks are the Amazon Kindle 2 and Apple's latest iPod Shuffle. Can their computery speech pass for human? We thought the point would be best explored by having the two gadgets act out a scene from the ultimate movie about man vs. machine, Blade Runner. Consider the video above speech technology's 2009 audition — and judge for yourself who's the better actor.