Razer Kraken headphones allegedly save a life by deflecting bullet

midian182

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WTF?! Razer's headsets boast many impressive features, but it appears the company forgot to mention that they're bulletproof. The seemingly believable claim comes from a Redditor who says his life was saved by one of the peripherals when it stopped a stray bullet.

Enough_Dance_956's 'Razed saved my life…..' post includes several images of what appears to be a bullet hole in his window and a damaged Razer headset. According to the 18-year-old, who lives in Torrance, California, a stray bullet came through the glass last Wednesday and ricocheted off the headset they were wearing at the time. The projectile was deflected into a wall before it landed on the bed.

The headset in question was the original Razer Kraken. Having never shot any ourselves, it's hard to verify their ability to deflect a bullet, though the photos suggest it perforated the outer material and bounced off the metal inside. Enough_Dance_956 writes that they filed a police report and authorities took the bullet.

Being the internet, this could all be an elaborate hoax, especially when you consider it was posted on April 1. Some commentators say there is no corresponding hole in the mesh behind the window, but closer inspection shows it has bent and warped. Others question whether a bullet that allegedly came from a block away could enter the window at such an angle. It's also noted that if a stray bullet really did fly through the glass, it would have traveled over the wearer's head had they not been sporting the Krakens, given where it entered the headphones' band.

If the incident really did occur, it would have carried more believability if the poster didn't wait until April 1 to reveal it on Reddit. Nevertheless, a Razer Kraken representative offered to replace the $79 headset, but Enough_Dance_956 refused, saying they just wanted to thank the company.

Way back in 2016, a former Nokia executive claimed that a Nokia 301, first released in 2013, saved a man in Afghanistan by stopping a bullet. Shame it wasn't a Nokia 3310, which would have likely deflected it back to the shooter.

h/t: Windows Central

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QuantumPhysics

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"a stray bullet came through the glass last Wednesday and ricocheted off the headset they were wearing at the time. The projectile was deflected into a wall before it landed on the bed."

There is a video on Youtube of a man firing a M82a1 Barrett .50 (my dream rifle that I'm gonna buy someday) and the bullet ricocheted, hit him in his head/headset hard enough to knock it right off his head and cause minor scrapes and bleeding.

The headset was impacted after the glass took away most of the Kinetic energy. Glass is very hard on Moh's hardness scale.

Yes - this could happen.

I would like to know the caliber and the distance the bullet was fired.


The other possibility, is he himself was playing with a gun and misfired it - but that would be easily proved by doing a residue test on his person and the room.

 

passwordistaco

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"a stray bullet came through the glass last Wednesday and ricocheted off the headset they were wearing at the time. The projectile was deflected into a wall before it landed on the bed."

There is a video on Youtube of a man firing a M82a1 Barrett .50 (my dream rifle that I'm gonna buy someday) and the bullet ricocheted, hit him in his head/headset hard enough to knock it right off his head and cause minor scrapes and bleeding.

The headset was impacted after the glass took away most of the Kinetic energy. Glass is very hard on Moh's hardness scale.

Yes - this could happen.

I would like to know the caliber and the distance the bullet was fired.


The other possibility, is he himself was playing with a gun and misfired it - but that would be easily proved by doing a residue test on his person and the room.

Very unlikely for a round fired from inside the room to both go through the window and hit the headset , unless the incident is being investigated by the Warren Commission.

There is a hole in the screen matching the hole in the glass.

It could happen.
 

dualkelly

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"a stray bullet came through the glass last Wednesday and ricocheted off the headset they were wearing at the time. The projectile was deflected into a wall before it landed on the bed."

There is a video on Youtube of a man firing a M82a1 Barrett .50 (my dream rifle that I'm gonna buy someday) and the bullet ricocheted, hit him in his head/headset hard enough to knock it right off his head and cause minor scrapes and bleeding.

The headset was impacted after the glass took away most of the Kinetic energy. Glass is very hard on Moh's hardness scale.

Yes - this could happen.

I would like to know the caliber and the distance the bullet was fired.


The other possibility, is he himself was playing with a gun and misfired it - but that would be easily proved by doing a residue test on his person and the room.

While ricochet happen its unlikely .. there are verified sniper kills with a .50 though an entire tree trunk.
 

Dimitriid

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They might balance out for the few lives they endangered by heavily implying their stupid RGB mask was N95 certified when it was not at all any of that and offered no significant benefits to even cloth masks.
 

p51d007

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If the photo is the photo from the incident, it appears they are looking from the inside of the house, to the outside. How come the screen doesn't have a hole in it?
 

FF222

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Or the headphones were themselves that put the guy's life in danger in the first place, because that's why he didn't hear and notice the shooting outside quick enough and that's why he didn't seek cover.

Also, it's just cheap advertising, because obviously the brand of the headphones is even more irrelevant as in similar Apple advertising stories, as they do not feature anything unique to the brand that would have mattered in the end.