A Razer Kraken gaming headset has apparently saved the life of a wearer by stopping a bullet after it came crashing through their window while they were sitting talking to their friends.
The story has been brought forward by a Reddit user Enough_Dance_956 who says that they were in their home in California when the stray bullet smashed through the window.
As one Reddit user replied, “that’s crazy. Hypersense haptics felt real for a second.”
Owing to an amazing stroke of good luck, the bullet ricocheted off the headband of the Razer headset, letting the Redditor live to see another day and leading to them posting their thread titled “Razer saved my life”.
They uploaded multiple photos revealing their window, their damaged headset, and the bullet itself, which had seemingly ricocheted off the headset before hitting the wall of the wearer’s bedroom and landing on their bed.
“If it wasn’t for the headphones made with good quality, I would’ve been a dead kid at the age of 18,” the Razer headset wearer wrote. “I couldn’t even imagine all the pain my family and friends would’ve been through”.
“It came from a block away. It was a stray bullet. Someone with bad aim almost killed me while I was just talking to my friends,” they added.
The alleged headset bullet deflection happened in Torrance, Florida, and police reportedly came to the scene to remove the bullet and lead an investigation at the scene.
Though some Reddit users questioned whether the story was real, the Redditor provided several photos to back up their claims. Of course, without a police report, it’s hard to know whether the story is true or not. If it is faked though, the Redditor made their story impressively believable.
As Enough_Dance_956 points out, they want to thank Razer as if they had “moved an inch forward or back, [they] would’ve been dead.” It’s likely that any similar sturdy headset with a stainless-steel band would have done the same thing.