Usually, James Bond has got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. However, in Skyfall, (maybe because the new Q is too busy buying smart cardigans) he employs a more spartan approach, only employing a personalized handgun (which he basically already did in Licence to Kill) and a miniscule radio. This is understandable. Bond’s gadgets — though iconic and whimsical — were sometimes impractical and, looking back, often seem dated. The worst ones don’t hold up at all. Here are eight gadgets that didn’t age as well as Bond’s taste for martinis.
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