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A gun that’s controlled by a wristwatch? You might think that's just a fictional gadget James Bond would have, but now it's a reality. Weapons manufacturer Armatix announced their Smart System gun controlled by a watch. Really.

This can’t help but conjure up images of James Bond who is beloved for many things: The breakneck pace, action packed storyline, glamorous girls, Daniel Craig and those shorts.

Don't forget the gadgets. We love when Q takes Bond through his gadget arsenal and shows him the latest toys he has to offer. But some of the toys are more reality than fiction nowadays. Considering the first James Bond novel was written in 1953, that’s not too surprising, but the variety of gadgets that now exist today might raise some eyebrows.

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To quote Q from Skyfall, “I'll hazard I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do in a year in the field.“

Here's a look at the most amazing James Bond inspired technology items that are now REAL.

1. Cellphone Stun Gun

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In "Tomorrow Never Dies," Bond used a cellphone to disable the baddies and scan fingerprints. iPhones can read fingerprints, but when you combine it with the YellowJacket iPhone stun gun case you have serious action on your hands.

The case fits around the iPhone (available for 4, 5 and 5S) and contains a stun gun that can release up to 950,000 volts of power (depending on the model). Yellowjacket includes a “safety” strip so you don’t accidentally tase yourself, but it suddenly makes all those people with chunky iPhone cases look a LOT more lethal.

2. Jetpacks for sale

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When Bond took off in the Bell-Trexton Jetpack in 1965's "Thunderball" it was the coolest thing ever. Fast forward two decades and we now have more than one type of jetpack available. To quote Sean Connery from the movie, "No well-dressed man should be without one." Thanks Sean! If you want to spend $68,5000, you can buy the JetLev, a water propelled Jetpack.

The JetLev has been authorized for use by the U.S. Coast Guard. There’s also the Flyboard which works in a similar way using pressurized water to shoot you in the air, but the Flyboard lets you “ride” it, skateboard style. These aren’t completely standalone units as you do need a power source like a jetski or a boat to enable it.

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3. Watch Controlled Armatix Smart System Gun
Guns that only work for you? It's what Q proposed to Bond when he created the Walther PPK/S 9mm in Skyfall. “It's been coded to your palmprint so only you can fire it. Less of a random killing machine, more of a personal statement.”

This is what Armatix offers, minus the DNA aspect. Their new Smart System watch/gun combo involves a radio controlled watch which acts as the gun's safety button. Without being close to the watch the gun is useless. The gun is a .22 LR caliber Armatix iP1 pistol that has a ten-round magazine. In order to activate it you must be in range and enter a pin code, which according to the company safeguards the gun from accidental releases. The gun will set you back around $1400 and the watch is $400.

4. Bond’s Modified Aston Martin DB5 a.k.a (ish) Obama’s Cadillac One

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In "Goldfinger" Q provided Bond with a car that was outfitted with bulletproof shields, machine guns hidden in the headlights and defense options that include smoke and oil slick spray. Sounds pretty hi-tech right? Well Obama’s Cadillac One a.k.a “The Beast” could give Bond a run for his money.

With eight-inch armored plates, a sealant that protects the car from biochemical attacks and a night vision system it sounds like the vehicle is ready for anything. It reportedly has tear gas cannons installed and contains a blood bank with Obama’s blood type in the trunk. Cost wise, that’s probably $300,000 hard earned money you’re laying down.

5. Real Life False Fingernails For Hi-Tech Sleuthing

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In 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever" Bond needs to bypass a diamond smuggler's fingerprint detector. If he fails she’ll know he’s not who he pretends to be, and that could be bad. Luckily he’s equipped with stick on falsies that replicate the identity of the dude he’s representing.
That was then, but now we have technology far beyond that.

Designer Katia Vega has created “Beauty Technology Nails,” conductive false fingernails that have RFID (radio frequency) chips embedded in them. Vega designed the nails to allow the RFID chips to respond to different programmed objects, for example, when the wearer taps the nails on a computer, certain programs might open automatically - spy central!

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Plus, they look very pretty, and you’d never suspect them of secret spy- powers (though the glitz means that they’re not that boy friendly). One cool thing that the beauty nails do is recognize “tags” (Vega’s RFID programmed chips respond to real life electromagnetic tags placed in objects) that let the wearer create music, virtually. For instance, by using the nails to “scratch and play” virtual music in water, the RFID readers placed in the bottom of the tank read the hand movements and create sound effects played by the connected computer.

She calls this “Auqua-DJing.” Well, if the falsies don’t distract the music might. “I’m studying for a PhD in Computer Science at PUC-Rio,“ Vega said. “At my lab, we research about Wearable Computing and we are always pushed to innovation.”

6. Giant Touch Table: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC

In 2008's "Quantum of Solace" we got to geek out over M (Judi Dench) using a giant touchscreen, happily throwing around documents and drilling into data. Now we don't need to burn with resentment as Lenovo made this possible for the everyone.

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Their Horizon Table PC can be used by multiple people at the same time, offers ten point touch technology which means you can use every digit at the same time, and the screen is very responsive making it easy to scroll through movies, play games and multitask.. for a cool $1499. Well you can’t put a price on cool.. right?

Yes, we know that was six gadgets not five, and we didn't include Google Glasses.. buy you KNOW about Google Glasses so we wanted to expand your mind.