25 best movie gadgets

Top tech that has yet to escape the confines of the silver screen – hurry up, inventors, we want our Hoverboard

Lightsaber (Star Wars, 1977)

Lightsaber (Star Wars, 1977)

One of the most famous, and desirable, of gadgets – a sword made of pure light. The infamous sound of the swooshing laser blade was created by audio effects guru Ben Burtt, combining the hum of a projector with interference between a microphone and a TV set. Our love for the lightsaber only increased when Star Wars Episode I revealed that its heat could cut through a thick metal door – making it ideal for cutting bread and making toast at the same time.