10. Credit Card Key - A View to a Kill
Gadget: Most people view the use of this handy dandy little gadget as the filmmakers having a bit of fun. We all know how laughably easy it is to open any door in any movie using a simple credit card. You even know the order of this procedure: insert card just above latch, jiggle, open door. So when it comes time for Roger Moore (in his last outing as 007) to open the electronic lock on a window, he pulls out a credit card, leading us to believe were about to witness the most ridiculous use of this trope ever. Instead, at the last second he flips it over to reveal that its a device from Sharper Image (the company that's made its fortune making espionage-type devices for wannabe 007s) and is actually an electronic lock pick. Pierce Brosnon uses a similar one in The World is Not Enough, but you cant beat its use in A View to a Kill. Real World Application: If this were to hit the market, the most obvious targets would be homeowners. Weve all come home at least once in our lives to a locked door, along with lost or forgotten keys. What we used to do in that situation is try to find a window thats already unlocked, and hope we dont mangle the screen as we try to jimmy our way in. Wouldnt it be so much easier to simply have a credit card, or something like it that is programmed to open a window for you upon touching it to a designated surface? Or better yet, a door? This technology has existed in offices for nearly 20 years now, but not many homes. Time for a change I say!