Oddjob's steel rimmed hat - Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery
The bowler hat from Goldfinger wasn't actually Bond's gadget but that of Goldfinger's henchman Oddjob. It had a razor sharp steel rim that could slice through flesh and bone when thrown like a frisbee.
There is a definite bond between secret agents and gadgets. From the Geiger counter in Dr No, James Bond has been bedecked with hardware that has ranged from the plausible to the fantastical. The current Bond (Daniel Craig, starring in The Quantum of Solace) is a relative technophobe, which is a pity because the Bond devices have always stirred the imagination. Here are our top fifteen gadgets that are either real or have perhaps inspired technological innovation.
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