Razer headset saves user from stray bullet

The bullet went though the window, deflected off the headset, bounced off a wall onto a bed

Razer headset saves user from stray bullet

Razer headset deflects bullet away from user

Last Wednesday, a gamer from Torrance California had their life saved by their Razer Kraken gaming headset, which deflected a bullet away from their head. The shot was fired at 10:30 am, went through the game's window, hit the users headset and then bounced off a wall and onto their bed. The headset was damaged, but the user's only injury was a headache.

On the Razer subreddit, the gamer Enough_Dance_956 posted the following, wishing to thank Razer for saving their life.

   Hello to everyone who sees this. I'm trying to get a hold of someone at Razer to thank them with all my heart. Wednesday morning at 10:30 am a stray bullet went through my window and hit the Razer headphones on top of my head. If it wasn't for the headphones made with good quality I would've been a dead kid at the age of 18. I couldn't even imagine all the pain my family and friends would've been through. 

Many Reddit users had assumed that Enough_Dance_956's post was an April Fools joke, prompting the user to post the following images as further evidence of the event. Had the use's head been an inch further forward or an inch further back, the bullet would have struck their head and not their Razer headset. 

Razer headset saves user from stray bullet

After the event occurred, Enough_Dance_956 reported the incident to the Police, who reportedly removed the bullet as evidence. The bullet was a 9mm round, and it is currently unknown where the bullet was fired. The bullet is believed to be a stray round, not a bullet that was intended to kill Enough_Dance_956.

Various sources have confirmed that Razer has reached out to Enough_Dance_956 and that they plan to replace their Kracken headset and give the user other Razer goodies. 

A similar event has happened before

Back in 2019, a user of one of MSI's Gaming Optix G27C2 monitors had their screen struck by a bullet that was fired through a wall by a stranger in the street. The monitor continued working after it was struck, with only its external shell being damaged. You can read more about tis event here.

You can join the discussion on a Razer Kraken headet saving their user from a bullet on the OC3D Forums.

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06-04-2022, 23:51:02

NeverBackDown
Probably some type of hollow point, which is why the glass saved his life. Not much in the way of penetration for them, they are designed to immediately expand upon contact (highly lethal) which makes them lose their velocity.

Glad he's ok. Otherwise he'd become a martyr.Quote

07-04-2022, 11:05:08

Peace
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Probably some type of hollow point, which is why the glass saved his life. Not much in the way of penetration for them, they are designed to immediately expand upon contact (highly lethal) which makes them lose their velocity.

Glad he's ok. Otherwise he'd become a martyr.
Must be something like this, because we all know about Razer's actualy build quality lol.
Still a wholesome story.Quote

07-04-2022, 17:14:56

meuvoy
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Must be something like this, because we all know about Razer's actualy build quality lol.
Still a wholesome story.
There's a picture of the bullet, it's not a hollow point. It was just shot from very far away, and didn't have much momentum to ir any longer. It's also not too much deformed.

Even if it would hit his skull directly, I don't think it would break through the bone, he would just have a concussion at most. Any metal parts inside a mostly plastic headset are very thin, (Usually hinges or headband reinforcement, with the latter being extra super thin) definitely wouldn't stop any bullet at full power.Quote
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