Sometimes, the old ways are the best, especially if you ask Daniel Craig’s Bond. But sometimes, the new ways are just so much more fun! While we may not have access to some of Bond’s more elaborate gadgets, such as single-digit sonic agitators or ski pole rocket launchers, for example, amazing technological advancements are happening all the time. Here are 5 of the latest gadgets that you can buy now that will make you feel as suave as Connery, as funny as Moore, and as cool as Brosnan or as hardcore as Craig.
Garmin Fenix 5 Plus
Similar to: The Omega Seamaster Laser Watch from GoldenEye
OK, so the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus may not be able to shoot lasers, but it does have wrist heart rate technology, a three-axis compass, gyroscope, barometric altimeter, GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo… features that James Bond could only dream of! With built-in navigation and mapping, full colour Garmin Chroma display, and even ascent management, the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus is one of the most advanced and best performing fitness trackers on the market. Sadly, it has a price tag to match, but online electronic discount codes can make this must-have wearable much more of an affordable, budget-friendly choice.
Similar to: The X-Ray Shades from The World Is Not Enough
Virtual reality is one of the hottest and most fascinating of new technologies, and it’s everywhere. We’re seeing VR in medicine, in construction, and in education, but there’s no reason we can’t enjoy it at home too. Now, you may not look quite as cool as Bond did in his awesome X-Ray shades, but your experience with the Oculus Quest is likely to be be much more intense. Marketed as an ‘all-in-one gaming system’, this virtual reality headset transports you to a whole new world anywhere, any time, without the need for a super fast PC or a labyrinth of wires. All you need is the Oculus Quest headset and controllers!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Similar to: The Laser Polaroid from License To Kill
The latest in 4K digital film, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a must-have gadget for any keen photographer. Like the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, this clever device isn’t yet capable of shooting lasers like it’s Bond universe counterpart, but it is able to take incredible HDR images, even in low lighting conditions! As the first consumer-friendly product by Blackmagic, who are more known for their professional camera range, it’s not surprising that this gadget is being snapped up. And to top it all off, this handheld camera features a decent-sized 5-inch touchscreen, which makes it really simple to use, even for total newbies!
Google Pixel 3
Similar to: The Taser Phone from Tomorrow Never Dies
Okay, this is a very loose connection, but we had to get Google’s latest stock offering in this list. Whilst the Google Pixel 3 can’t electroshock your enemies, it’s still a gadget that’s well worth keeping in your pocket! With a good-sized 5.5-inch OLED screen, Android 9 Pie software as standard, and its super sleek Pixel Stand charger, this is what all Android fans have been waiting for. But let’s not beat around the bush, we all know that the standout feature of the Google Pixel 3 is the camera…. Well, more accurately, the THREE cameras! You’ll find a standard 12.2MP camera, as well as 2 front-facing ‘selfie’ cameras; one with a 75 degree field of view, and one with a wide angled 97 degree field of view.
Similar to: The Tracking Device from Goldfinger
Whether you want to track Goldfinger’s Rolls-Royce Phantom III to his secret facility in Switzerland or, perhaps more realistically, see where your cat’s been roaming in the night, the Veriot Venture GPS tracker is one of the latest and most accurate of trackers on the market. While it may be a little bulkier than some of the more slimline and discrete models, the Veriot Venture outshines in many other areas. Not only do you have the freedom to follow along on your computer or using the app, but you can also set pre-defined boundaries, sparking alerts when your beloved Boots gets a little too far from home.
So if you’re tired of doing things the old way, and want to thrust yourself into the future, then take a close look at these 5 jaw-dropping gadgets that will make you feel like tomorrow has arrived. If they’re good enough for the world’s most famous Secret Service Agent, they’re certainly good enough for us!