Sir Roger Moore Had Some of The Coolest Gadgets as James Bond

May 23, 2017

5:50 pm

With each mission, James Bond introduced us to the latest technology and the possibilities of what is to come in just a few years. Whether the gadget was developed by Q in the magic lab, a gift from Moneypenny or nabbed from the villain, 007 always found a way to have the coolest gadgets we always wanted.

One Bond member that will certainly be missed is Sir Roger Moore who passed away from his battle with cancer at the age of 89. Moore played the secret spy in seven films from 1973 to 1985 including: Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill. During this time, he certainly introduced us to the most interesting and certainly memorable gadgets.

Live and Let Die

Each Bond had their watch that had some special power besides telling the time. The Rolex Submariner was a gift from Moneypenny after being repaired by “Q.” This modified watch had a powerful electromagnet that could even deflect bullets, a powerful saw, and more. Other gadgets worth mentioning include the Bug Sweeper, Shark Gun, Flamethrower Spray Can, and the Coffee Maker (just a coffee maker).


The Man With The Golden Gun

It would be amiss to not mention the Golden Gun by the evil Francisco Scaramanga with golden bullets. This pistol assembled into four objects: a pen, lighter, cigarette case and cuff links. While he was fighting of this weapon, we can’t forget about the use of the fake nipple.


The Spy Who Loved Me

The Lotus Esprit was made to go by land and by sea. The car was equipped with a Submarine mode where the wheels retracted into the wheel wells, close up the car and head underwater. It also had a cement blaster, homing missile, periscope, torpedoes and more.


The Wrist Dart Gun had the ability to shoot cyanide-coated or armor-piercing darts. Bond used this to protect himself from Hugo Drax. The Moonraker gun was so popular that it made its way into video games.


For Your Eyes Only

The watch was always a key gadget for Bond and this time switching up from the Rolex or Omega to the Seiko Wristwatch. This watch received digital messages read-out on tape and contained a 2-way radio/transmitter. The ability to talk to someone via our watch was yet another illustration of where technology was headed.


Along with his updated version of the Seiko Wristwatch which had a GPS-like feature, a universal radio directional finder, listening device, live video feed and other features, it was able to connect with the Fake Faberge egg that contained a listening device and homing beacon.

A View to A Kill

Today we have wearables and watches with cameras, but back then it was a wish to have access to a camera that small. With his ring with a camera, Bond sent lots of valuable information back to headquarters.

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.