Some gadgets are absurd. Others are so useful that urban legends report that real-life security agencies have contacted the film’s producers for more information. Below are ten of the best Bond gadgets of all time, used by the superspirit himself before he became a technophobe and blond.
Rolex Magnetic Watch: Live and Let Die
Even spies need to tell the time. They need to know when to meet up with contacts, take breaks at local parks, and when to meet their latest conquest at the hotel bar. While one of the most stunning moments in » Live and let die» is Bond’s quick dispatch of a venomous snake using a distinctly non-aerosol-plus-cigar gadget flamethrower, it is his Rolex watch that is the real star.
With a built-in electromagnet and spinning blade, the watch not only undresses Bond’s lovers, it tells the time and pulls the boat towards Bond to escape an island surrounded by crocodiles…almost. In fact, this is one of the few times when Q gadgets don’t help James Bond, so when the watch starts to be more successfully used in the finale (cutting the rope and attracting the compressed air capsule), it becomes an exciting surprise.
Attaché case: From Russia with love
No traveling spy should be without the kind of equipment that hides the butt of a sniper rifle (with the rest of the rifle hidden inside, ready to be built at a moment’s notice), money, knockout gas, and a dagger.
Unlike most Bond gadgets, this does indeed seem like a logical development of actual Cold War gadgets consisting of cyanide pills and poisoned umbrella tips (as seen in real life by Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov), and while it is rather low tech in comparison For some of the other items on this page, the case and its contents are typical spy movie payoffs. «From Russia with love» is a relatively serious spy movie compared to most Bond series.
Mini oxygen tank: Thunderball
No one wants to be held their breath during an underwater duel with a shark. Nighttime activities of James Bond in Thunderstorm ball» leads to him being trapped in an indoor pool, which Liggo unhygienically uses to kill his enemies with hungry sharks.
Thanks to a thin oxygen tank, Bond has extra extra minutes to dodge sharks, escape Largo’s men, and deal with SPECTER’s henchman’s plan. In the movie, which also features amazing underwater battles and even a jetpack for Bond, this handy, discreet gadget still stands out as an ingenious, true life saver.
Laser Watch: GoldenEye
Bond’s return after a six-year wait was a matter of numbers, albeit driven by talent, given a new leader and a collection of modern and futuristic equipment. One gadget that stands out is the OMEGA watch, which features a timer, remote detonator, and notoriously powerful enough laser to carve a hole in steel.
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Ericsson Phone: Tomorrow Never Dies
One of the most controversial films in the series (some love it, others hate it). In film » Tomorrow never dies» not only a new BMW smart car is presented, but also a wonderful Ericcson phone equipped with an antenna with useful features.
In a film whose villain is essentially the mania for the greatest showdown between Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates, enemies in Tomorrow Never Dies it takes something quintessentially British to impress, and the Q Branch has outdone itself with a phone that combines a fingerprint scanner, a Taser, a lockpick and a car remote in one device. Supposedly battery life is poor, though probably not a bad iWatch.