Whether you’re listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, having a good pair of headphones can give you a much more immersive experience. As it turns out, they can also play a big part in keeping you alive by deflecting an incoming bullet. At least, that seems to have happened to a Reddit user who goes by the name Enough_Dance_956.
In a story shared earlier this week, an 18-year-old Reddit user claims that a bullet broke through his bedroom window early Wednesday morning and hit the head strap on the headset — which is apparently the original Razer Kraken , as explained in a. of comments – when the user was wearing it. The bullet then turned towards the wall and fell on the user’s bed. The story is told in fragments and fragments in different comments, but the bullet reportedly came from a block away, and was a stray bullet not meant to kill the user. In case you’re curious, the story took place in California.
The original post includes images that show the damage done to the window as well as the headphones, and a separate post includes photos where the bullet hits the wall as well. With it being April 1, it’s natural to question the legitimacy of the story, but the photos seem in line with the story told by Enough_Dance_956.
The bullet apparently punctured the head strap’s soft cover and padding on the Razer headset, but it got deflected by the metal on the inside and exited the other side of the strap. While it’s hard to say whether the plastic construction would have the same effect, it’s reasonable to expect that any other solidly built headset would have offered similar protection. Still, it just goes to show how a well-made product can save your life in the most unexpected of ways.
In another comment, a Reddit user says that Razer got in touch and offered to replace their headset. However, the user turned down the offer, saying they were only meant to express gratitude to Razer.
Source: Enough_Dance_956 (reddit)
Via: Windows Central