Dork. Big Dork

Her Majesty's worst movie gimmick

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2006

2 Min Read
Dork. Big Dork

4:30 PM -- From The Philter's 007 file, Sony is tempting the 40-something tech dork with some top-secret gear, just in time for the latest Bond opus:

The collection, available exclusively on" and in Sony Style retail stores across the country, features limited-edition 007-branded models of VAIO(R) TX and UX series ultra-portable PCs, Cyber-shot(R) digital cameras and Micro-Vault(TM) media storage devices. All of these products will feature the 007 logo and the VAIO PCs will come pre-loaded with exclusive Casino Royale content, such as wallpapers and screensavers. Each limited production 007 model is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Ah, yes! Now we're in the upper echelon of cool -- the certificate of authenticity. This is the adult version of mailing in cereal box tops for a Lone Ranger secret decoder ring. Where would you display such a certificate? On the fridge, next to the Eternal Beam of Light certification you got last Christmas? Moving on…

The Bond Collection products can be purchased as a bundle which includes a choice of either the VAIO VGN-UX007 along with 007 Cyber-shot DSC-T50 and a 1GB Micro Vault for approximately $3,200 or the VAIO VGN-TX007 with the Cyber-shot DSC-T50 and 1GB MicroVault for approximately $3,900.

Not to be picky, but what's so secret agent about a laptop, a digicam, and a portable hard drive? For this to be Bond-worthy, the laptop would at least have to double as a remotely detonated bomb. And with Sony's battery recalls of late, that shouldn't be too hard to rig. Continuing…

The bundles come with an aluminum attaché carrying case and a James Bond welcome kit. The 007 Cyber-shot DSC-T50 and the Micro Vault can be purchased individually for approximately $600 and $60, respectively. The Bond Collection will be available starting November 10, with pre-orders currently available on

— Phil Harvey, Shaken Not Stirred Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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