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Updated by Andrew Dingley on Nov 19, 2013
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The 5 Most Charming James Bond Gadgets

As the world is saturated with technology that would have seemed like a dream twenty years ago, Bond films have become increasingly demure about their use of gadgets.

In celebration of a demi century of Bond, we look to some of our favourite gadgets cooked up by engineering mastermind Q.

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1

The Dagger Shoe (From Russia with Love)

The Dagger Shoe (From Russia with Love)

Who hasn't secretly found themselves in a situation where they wanted a dagger in their shoes? It would give that sly kick under the restaurant table some… meaning.

5

Rolex Submariner (Live and Let Die)

Rolex Submariner (Live and Let Die)

Put simply, Roger Moore’s watch can do anything. It’s a miniature saw. It’s an ingenious lady-disrobing magnet. It’s also, would you believe, a watch…

2

Crocodile Submarine (Octopussy)

Crocodile Submarine (Octopussy)

It takes a very special kind of mind – the lateral-minded genius of Q, to be specific - to create a one-man submarine that is genuinely unlikely to be useful in any given situation.
You Only Live Twice? You Only Use Once would be more like it.

3

Mini Scuba Tank (Thunderball)

Mini Scuba Tank (Thunderball)

This little beauty saved Sean Connery’s life, allowing him a whole four minutes extra of breathing time when he lost his scuba tank due to a bit of fisticuffs.

4

Multi-touch Table (Quantum of Solace)

Multi-touch Table (Quantum of Solace)

The multi-touch table is a far cry from George Lazenby using his copying machine to perform safecracking duties (essential for all administration staff, surely?). It’s nevertheless charming in the way it places faith in sleekness over practicality.

Also, whatever you do, don’t spill coffee on it.