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Car Phones, Wrist Darts, and Jetpacks: Our 10 Favorite Bond Gadgets

by Kevin Marshall   November 09, 2012 at 12:00AM  |  Views: 1,676
The Gyrocopter ("You Only Live Twice")

Gyrocopter Bond
Source: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images

"Little Nellie" as it was called was a collapsible gyrocopter that was portable and allowed Bond to spy on Blofeld's headquarters. It was quiet, though that might have been offset by the fact that it was bright yellow. So much for discretion.

The Brush Phone (from "Live and Let Die")

The Brush Phone Bnd
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If you never saw the film, this gadget was exactly as it reads: a cloth brush with a removable back that allowed Bond (now played by Roger Moore) to make a call. Cool, practical, discrete, and multi-functional. We can't wait for the Apple presentation of the iPhone 6, with yet another extra row of icons and a "disguised as a cloth brush" option.

The Golden Gun ("The Man with the Golden Gun")

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The weapon employed by Scaramanga (the titular antagonist) contained a single golden bullet that ensured maximum damage by flattening when it hit its target. The gun itself was disguised as other items that, when assembled, formed the weapon: a pen, lighter, cigarette case, and cuff link.

Wrist Dart Gun ("Moonraker")

Wrist Dart Gun Bond
Source: United Artists

This was one of the simpler Bond gadgets but also one of the coolest: a small device worn on the wrist that killed enemies with cyanide-tipped darts. The weapon was so small and quiet that Bond could dispatch of someone without anyone knowing where it came from. It'd be handy when in line at the supermarket. NOTE: ASSUMING YOU'D USE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DARTS THAT WERE NON-LETHAL. We're not monsters, guys.

Dentonite Toothpaste (from "License to Kill")

Dentonite Bond
Source: MGM/UA Distribution Co.

This punderful product allowed the third Bond, played by Timothy Dalton, to conceal plastic explosives inside of a tube of toothpaste. In a stroke of irony, the detonator was disguised as a pack of cigarettes. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

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