WTF?! Razer’s headsets pack a lot of impressive features, but apparently 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 multiple images of what appears to be a bullet hole in its window and a damaged Razer headset. According to the 18-year-old, who lives in Torrance, California, a stray bullet smashed through the glass last Wednesday and ricocheted off the headset they were wearing at the time. The projectile was deflected into a wall before landing on the bed.
The headset in question was the original Razer Kraken. Having never shot one ourselves, it’s difficult to verify its ability to deflect a bullet, although photos suggest it punctures the exterior material and ricochets off the metal inside. Enough_Dance_956 writes that they filed a police report and the authorities took the bullet.
Since this is the internet, this could all be an elaborate hoax, especially considering it was released on April 1st. Some commenters say there is no corresponding hole in the mesh behind the window, but closer inspection shows it has bent and warped. Others wonder if a bullet supposedly coming from a block away could have entered the window at such an angle. It’s also noted that if a stray bullet really did go through the glass, it would have gone over the wearer’s head if they weren’t wearing the Krakens, as it would have penetrated the headphone strap.
If the incident really happened, it would have been more believable if the poster hadn’t waited until April 1st to unveil it on Reddit. Despite this, a Razer Kraken representative offered to replace the $79 headset, but Enough_Dance_956 declined, saying they just wanted to thank the company.
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. Too bad it wasn’t a Nokia 3310, which would probably have steered it back to Sagittarius.
h/d: Windows headquarters
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