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29 Gadgets That Would Make James Bond Jealous

He may have insultingly chiseled abs, perfectly tailored suits, and the skills to make drinking a weak martini look cool... but despite all the gadgets he gets, Bond only WISHES he had a Wallet Ninja, ray gun nose hair trimmer, LED clock/fan contraption, and all these other brilliant gadgets that deserve some serious re-spectre.

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1. A moving alarm clock that'll help you roll out of bed in time to show M who the real boss is.,

Promising review: "What a great design. I think that this alarm clock is very inventive. I set it on the floor away from the bed and when the alarm goes off, the fun begins. It wakes up the whole family. We keep it running until everyone is out of bed. My dog loves it too. He wakes up ready to play, which fills the room with fun in the morning — instead of the normal grumpy mood we all use to have." —Harvey Hubbard

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six colors).

2. An LED fan that can keep you cool under pressure when you're trying to beat the clock.

Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my wife. She is delighted with it, which earns it a high rating to begin with. I also like that it works very well and is very simple to use." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.49 or Walmart for $9.40.

3. A pair of flashlight gloves to help you see the light at the end of the undetonated bomb or (more likely) the light at the end of the breaker box.

Runs on one LR44 battery, included.

Promising review: "My mom is a mail carrier and in the winter time she is always delivering in the dark. She has tried head lamps and just hates them, but these are perfect. They are fingerless, so she can still grip the mail, and they are super soft. She just grabs the mail like normal and she can now actually see it. They have held up very well and they are super bright. She took them to work and everyone loves them!" —Tausha Jones

Get them from Amazon for $12.90 or Walmart for $15.99.


4. A security camera that'll give you a quantum of solace when you're away from home.

The Nest camera can alert you based on your own specifications. It has a built-in speaker and mic, so you can tell your dog Sparky to get off the couch when you're not around. You can connect the Nest camera with any smart device in your home and it can be set up anywhere.

Promising review: "These cameras are amazing. The video quality and the viewing angles are great. The biggest benefit to this camera is the software. The app works great and gives you the ability to adjust each camera's settings individually. If you want to temporarily turn a single camera off, just press the toggle in settings. Want video, but no sound? Same thing. You want notifications? No problem. It even allows you to choose which camera you want to be notified about, how, and during what situations." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $172.67 or from Jet or Walmart for $199.

5. A Wi-Fi-enabled smart plug so you can control your appliances with your voice, wherever you are.

Promising review: "I love these switches. They are easy to install and the instructions included explain everything. We have one on our front entry that we have programmed to automatically turn on based on sunset and turn off at a specific time. I love that I can turn them on using my Amazon Echo Alexa app. Our lights are set to turn on around 7 pm if we are not home, so our dogs don't have to sit around in the dark. I even have one for my pantry light. I often forget to turn it off after retrieving things... instead of having to walk around my kitchen island to go back and turn it off, I can simply say 'Alexa, pantry off' and it is done! I love that we can control the light remotely through our iPhone. This way, people don't know if someone is actually home to turn the light on and off. These work great and they are a real asset to any home. Best switches out there!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or Walmart for $39.59.

6. A 24/7 dog tracker that'll let you know what your pooch is doing all day, while also making sure your good boy will be wearing his black-tie best, just like Bond would want.,

This brilliant bone-shaped bowtie tracks your dog's activity levels, quality of sleep, distance traveled, calories burned, and overall health from your Fitbit, Apple Watch, Health Kit, or Google Fit device. It's waterproof, fits any size of dog, and has up to a six-month battery life.

Get it from Amazon or FitBark for $69.95.

7. A multifunctional Wallet Ninja — it's gonna be the most useful card you can play at the Casino Royale (it's also particularly useful for opening bottles and for emergency screwdriver situations).

Promising review: "I can't believe how many times I find myself using this tool to do everyday tasks that I would have struggled to do before. You don't realize how often you can need a screwdriver or a wrench at a moment's notice. This tool works great, fits in my minimalist wallet perfectly, and I don't have to worry about it cutting the bands of my wallet. It is made of steel, so when using it I don't have to worry about it breaking. It's not gonna happen. I'm confident in this tool and it's construction. A+" —Richard Atchue

Get it from Amazon for $12.90, Jet for $9.75, or Walmart for $7.99.


8. A handheld circuit synthesizer, so you can create and play "Skyfall" from your pocket all day, every day.,

Promising review: "This is honestly an amazing piece of engineering. While it looks like a circuit board, it’s incredibly well built and sounds amazing through headphones. There are so many different combinations of sounds, chords, and patterns that I never get tired of this thing. And the battery life is amazing!" —Alex Ama

Get it from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $59.

9. A ray gun nose-hair trimmer that'll make Bond wish he had such a clean-cut arsenal collection.

Requires one AA battery (not included).

Promising review: "There's nothing quite like starting the day by shoving a ray-gun up my nose and shouting 'pew pew'! In all seriousness, this is a fun way to add a little levity to your routine, at least if you've gotten to the point where you need a nose and ear hair trimmer. I actually prefer this design to regular rotary trimmers as it's a little easier to hold onto than my others are. Plus, it's way more fun." —A. von Marschall

Get it from Amazon for $12.45 or Firebox for $18.29.

10. A GoPro to record all your "jumping off a boat over a helicopter onto a moving train" antics. Or just to use the next time you're surfing.,

This GoPro is waterproof and can take 4K video and 10-megapixel photos in single, burst, and time-lapse modes. Batteries included.

Promising review: "I'm not a techy gadget guy, but this thing is awesome. I mounted it to a helmet and now I can record in 1080 for around eight hours... with a one-inch cube! How cool is that??" —Jay

Get it from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $199.

11. A cell phone–sized printer, so you can print photos from your phone that are for your eyes only.

I got this cell printer after years of asking "What is the cloud?" and wanting a more...*solid* way to store some of my favorite photos. The images that print from this are tiny and perfect for hanging up or displaying together in frames. The printer adjusts to my phone easily and (even for someone as confused by tech as I am) was easy to master. I love the ability to take digital photos with the satisfaction of printing them immediately.

Get it from Amazon for $149.97 or Urban Outfitters for $150.


12. An Apple Watch that'll do way more than Bond's Rolex.

Promising review: "To be honest, I'm shocked at how much I love this watch. In fact, I can't go without it anymore. I love being able to read my texts and get notifications on my watch. It's so much easier than having to pull my phone out of my pocket every time I get a text or a phone call. Instead, I just look at my watch. It's great talking through it, and people tell me that they can hear me better when I talk through it than through my phone. There are also so many apps available to make life easier. I'm so glad I purchased this item!" —Jack Rainbolt

Get it from Amazon for $258.42, Apple for $279, or a refurbished one at Walmart for $209.99.

13. A bike compass to help direct you through traffic while you're being chased by men on motorcycles through the streets of Munich, or when you're trying to find the fastest route to that new brunch spot before the wait gets too long.

This bike compass easily connects to your handlebars and is shock and waterproof. It connects to the Beeline app to map out the most direct route for your ride.

Get it from Firebox for $140.19.

14. A 3D pen kit to let out your creative side on a craft table instead of a poker table.,

This kit includes the "3Doodler Start 3D Pen," two mixed-color packs of "Eco-Plastic" (48 strands), a micro-USB charger, and an activity guide.

Promising review: "I'm in creativity overload! This bought the creative side I've been trying to find in my 9-year-old to the surface and he's hooked. We played consistently for six hours with only one extra charge needed. I'm hooked myself! This is all around family fun!" —Menke0408

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

15. A device that gives you server-free connection so you can hike anywhere there's a view to kill without killing your cell service.

The goTenna Mesh has a 24-hour battery life, is weatherproof, and pairs to your phone to privately and automatically relay texts and GPS locations between devices without needing routers, towers, or satellites.

Promising review: "This is a great product! I brought it on a road trip with friends. We were able to message and stay in touch with others without having to worry about roaming charges. It was also a lot of fun to send location pins, it really helped us keep tabs on where everyone was. They're light and incredibly easy to use and set up — the app has a very clear, step-by-step account creation. This is truly a mighty little device!" —sentientcactus

Get it from Amazon for $178.99.


16. A cell phone attachment that'll make sure your doggo takes a selfie so cute she'll end up being cast in the first dog-themed Bond movie, Homeward Bond.,

Promising review: "This is such a great product! I'm constantly taking pictures of my dog and he is rarely ever looking directly at the camera. Since receiving this product, I have not taken a single picture of him without him looking directly at me (or should I say, at the squeaky ball at the top of my phone). I love this product!!!" —Dishy24

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $9.99.

17. A magic soap odor remover to rid yourself of the stubborn smell of garlic and onion without it ever running out. Because diamonds are forever, and so is this soap.

Promising review: "I bought two of these. One for the kitchen for post smelly garlic and onion chopping. Then one for the shower, for pits and other parts! These things really work and use no harsh cleansers or chemicals!" —Mgmt Ninja

Get it from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $11.47.

18. A smart notebook that can download your notes and then erase everything with a microwave — totally worth testing out, I mean, you only live twice.

Apparently this is not science fiction, it's real life. Simply download the Rocketbook App to scan your content. After that, pop this thing in the microwave (up to five times) and your notes will all clear! It works with any pen, marker, or highlighter from the Pilot Frixion line (one pen is included).

Promising review: "I love this notebook! I'm in school so it comes in handy when I need to take notes. All I need to do is write my notes down in the notebook then upload it to my Amazon fire tablet. I also love the fact that I can delete the things that I need to delete by placing it in the microwave. It's super awesome! Highly recommend this book especially of you're in school. It'll save so much money on notebooks and spirals! Excited to use this further in my studies." —Lauren A.

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $26.02, or Walmart for $26.99.

19. A moldable mount that'll hold on to your every appliance, and your every word.

Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I had been wanting to play my Nintendo Switch in bed without having to hold up the entire console. This mount allows me to have the screen hover above my head while my arms and neck can relax. This is the ultimate tool for my laziness and I love it. :)" —Michael K.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).


20. A touch-free vacuum, because after you see how clean your floors are with this thing, you'll know it was worth every (money) penny.,

This stationary vacuum works as a powerful electric dustpan. It's infrared sensors detect dirt, dust, hair, and debris. It's easy to use, and has a bagless system. No need to refill!

Promising review: "I have two long-haired dogs, a cat, and my boyfriend and I both have long hair. This vacuum FAR exceeds my expectations. My husky is blowing her coat right now, meaning I'm sweeping the house twice a day. As a test, I brushed her inside and collected the fur from half of her body into one pile. Watch the video (GIF above) to see the vacuum make short work of it." —Rachel Senterfeit

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $119, or Walmart for $139.99.

21. A secret key chain so you can drive with a license to kill (LOL JK this is useful to open packages with).

Promising review: "This is perfect to put on your key chain. It gives you a little peace of mind and is also pretty useful when you want to open packages." —Pikachu

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six colors) or Walmart for $7.97 (available in two colors).

22. A four-pack of LED smart bulbs that'll scare the living daylights out of anyone who tries to sneak into your house when you're not home.

Promising review: "I started automating my house a couple months ago and began with these lights in my living room. I absolutely love them! I replaced incandescent bulbs with these and what a difference they have made! Once they are connected to the same network as your Alexa/Siri, it's as simple as following the instructions on your phone. I have these set to different scenes and timers throughout the house, depending on time of day, leaving or coming home, bedtime, waking up, and more. These are a great way to simplify life." —Brian Reid

Get them on Amazon or Walmart for $49.96.

23. A laser pointer for cutting through bank safes...or just playing with your cat, Pussy Galore.

Promising review: "I was so surprised at how bright it is, even when used in an extremely sunny room. If you're looking for a laser to mess around with your kitties, this is the laser for you!" —Leila Lamb

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two laser colors).


24. A waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled speaker so you can blast your theme song from the teak deck of your megayacht.

Promising review: "The sound from this little guy is amazing. I was expecting good quality sound, but I was surprised at how much you notice the lower tones and bass from this thing. It has a full sound and is multidirectional, so you get good coverage wherever you are standing in relation to the speaker. It also gets quite loud, so if you enjoy that, you won't miss anything here. It is robust and durable. The charging cable that comes with it is flat, so it folds really nice and small for travel without tangling. All of the buttons are tactile, but also low profile, which is excellent. I am 100% happy with this purchase. It is waterproof, floats in water, and can be paired with other devices for even bigger sound at parties, without the need for any app or phone software. You really cannot go wrong buying this." —Greg L.

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ or Urban Outfitters for $100 (available in four colors).

25. A portable touch-sensitive light, which may make it seem like you have a goldfinger every time you tap it on.

This portable light can fold completely flat and has a USB port for charging devices. After charging, the light will last up to 10 hours.

Get it from ThinkGeek for $21.99.

26. A grip strip that'll hold your stuff whenever you've come up with a brilliant plan and have gotta stick to it.

27. A see-through Swiss Army knife, because having a tool this useful is worth showing off.

Promising review: "I love this knife. It's small, versatile, durable, and is so incredibly handy. The best part (for me) is its size. It's small enough to go on my key chain so I can take it with me everywhere I go. I also love the fact that it has a can opener, which can be an absolute lifesaver if you are camping. I don't think it gets much better than this." —adidab14

Get it from Amazon for $26 (available in twelve colors) or Walmart for $26.99.


28. A portable projector, because you used to think you couldn't get a good picture from a portable projector, but after using this you'll never say never again.

Promising review: "I love this projector. I've tested it out in a few different areas at home with different lighting and it always looks good. I was very surprised by how loud the speaker is. My kids love it too. So far we've watched videos with it and I've used it for work while doing a presentation off my tablet. Everything runs great on it and I love how compact it is." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $149.96 or from Walmart for $149.97.

29. And a camera-ready drone, which looks like it was made by Q himself, to start up whenever you're ready to film your own life at all the best angles.

This smartphone-controlled drone gives you a first-person view with a 120-degree, wide-angle camera. It can make a 360-degree flip for some serious movie magic and has a 90-minute charging time for up to 10 minutes of flying time.

Promising review: "This is a great drone! It's exactly what I expected! I purchased it for my son. He loves the camera feature so much and it's easy to control. The quality is amazing, just as described. We all love it! I recommend this drone to everyone!" —Anthony

Get it from Amazon for $68.99, Jet for $69.99, or Walmart for $59.99.

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