Did you know that Razer headsets are so well built that they’re capable of deflecting bullets? Apparently so, if the recent account of a poster on Razer’s official subreddit is to be believed. Enough_Dance_956, an 18-year-old who lives in Torrance, CA, shared photos suggesting that a stray bullet came through their bedroom window, something that would have likely killed them if it weren’t for the Razer Kraken headset they were wearing. Razer founder and CEO Min Liang-Tan, who called the incident “crazy,” has clarified that the company wasn’t behind the post for those who are wondering whether this might be some sort of clever marketing stunt.
Gamer says Razer headset saved their life from a stray bullet (PC Gamer)
“Hello to everyone who sees this,” Enough_Dance_956 wrote in a Reddit post last week. “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.”
In part because the Reddit post was made near April Fool’s day, it was met with heavy skepticism on the site. Some accused the poster of staging the shooting to score a free headset. Enough_Dance_956 responded to the suspicion with a second post which included photos showing the bullet hole in the window, the indentation on the wall from the first ricochet, and the bullet on the bed where it ended up after striking the headset.
A Razer rep told us that the company was not behind the post, nor aware of the incident before it appeared on Reddit. “This is not an April Fool’s prank, at least not from us,” they said. “We’ve reached out to the community member already to thank him and at least get him a new headset.”