The best Bond gadgets across time

By Team Digit | Updated Nov 20 2015
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James Bond is back in theatres today, with "Spectre". Like every Bond movie, James Bond will yet again seduce women and ultimately save the day, and we believe him to succeed this time, too. In signature style, Bond is aided in all of his adventures with fancy gadgets and vehicles. Here's taking a trip down memory lane, and assembling 10 of the coolest gadgets that Bond has ever used.

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Mobile Phone – Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

This is most interesting 'smart' gadget of all times. The Sony Ericsson R380, used in the movie by Pierce Brosnan, had a fingerprint scanner, a 20000V taser, and a key replicator. Not only that, it flipped open to reveal a touchpad, which could be used to control Bond's BMW 750iL that he uses in the movie.

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TV Watch – Octopussy (1983)

This modified Seiko T001-5019 wristwatch was used in Octopussy. It had an LCD display which received moving pictures. Bond used the 'watch' to apprehend the villain, Kamal Khan, and in all his true swagger, admire a female character in the movie.

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X-Ray Glasses – The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Oh, believe not. Bond was able to see a lot more than just concealed guns, with these X-Ray glasses.

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Digital binoculars – Goldeneye (1995)

In Goldeneye, Bond used this monocular camera to take photos of “Xenia Onatopp”, from the Fort Antoine Theatre. This monocular camera is actually made by Pysis, but it does not have the Satellite uplink feature that Bond’s own toy had.

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Radioactive Lint – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

This is no ordinary piece of lint — a radioactive lint which has a hidden honing device.

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Camera ring – A View To kill (1985)

"A camera on a ring" — a perfect gadget, for the perfect masterspy. Bond used it at a Zorin's party, to covertly take photographs of each of his guests.

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Keychain – The Living Daylights (1987)

This keychain in “The Living Daylights” had a lock pick, explosives, and a stun gas which could triggered by whistling the first few bars of “Rule, Britannia!” No Swiss army knife can do that.

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Exploding pen - Goldeneye (1995)

One of the most iconic stationery item that Bond ever used was this Ball Point Pen, from Goldeneye. The pen contained a Class 4 grenade. Clicking it three times armed the fuse, and it can be disarmed by clicking it three times again.

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Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Bond’s list of top gadgets is not complete without his cars, and the Lotus Esprit is one of its kind. The car converts into a submarine, and had torpedoes too. Other extras included a cement sprayer, black dye thrower, mines and even surface-to-air missiles.

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Aston Martin DBS V12 Vanquish - Die Another Day (2002)

How cool would it be, if your car could turn invisible, too? That’s what Bond's Aston Martin DBS V12 Vanquish was able to do. It could simply vanish, in thin air. Besides, it also had concealed shotguns, machines guns, rockets, retractable tire spikes, and radial thermal imaging.

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Bonus
Auto Rickshaw - Octopussy (1983)

Bond (Roger Moore) and his fellow MI6 agent Vijay (Vijay Amritraj) are being pursued by villains in Udaipur. A short chase sequence follows, with Vijay doing a wheelie with the auto rickshaw and exclaiming, "This is a company car!"

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