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Nvidia's Shield Takes a Bullet ... And Still Works!

By - Source: RatedRR (YouTube) | B 16 comments

Nvidia's Shield isn't quite bulletproof, but it can take a bullet to the screen.

Nvidia's Shield hasn't been on the market for long, but you might be wondering just how durable this thing is before you run out and drop $300 on one. It may not be the most traditional test of durability, but the folks at RatedRR recently took aim Nvidia's portable gaming device with a Mossberg 464. Surprisingly, it survived. Kind of.

 

This test started out with a couple of drops on dirt and concrete. Then, the Shield was laid on a table, screen up, right in the line of fire. The bullet fired goes straight through the screen. That doesn't mean it didn't work when it was powered up, though. With all the hardware located in the base, the only damage done was to the display panel. Of course, the rational thing to do was to shoot it again, right in the guts. This time, the Shield wasn't so lucky. Still, Nvidia's portable console is special in that it's the only device to still work after a bullet from RatedRR.

If you're into the destruction of gadgets (or really love slow motion shooting), check the video below:

Nvidia Shield takes a bullet and still works! - Mossberg 464

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    presna , September 12, 2013 8:19 AM
    am more interested in the rifle now rather than shield.....
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    Steveymoo , September 12, 2013 7:39 AM
    That's some nice clickbait
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    RooD , September 12, 2013 8:08 AM
    Misleading article, I can shoot a laptop in the screen and it will work too. This was the most pointless news article I have seen on here.
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    greghome , September 12, 2013 8:14 AM
    Stupid PR stunt by nvidia......
    Why can't they just admit they can't create a PSP of their own ?
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    presna , September 12, 2013 8:19 AM
    am more interested in the rifle now rather than shield.....
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    anort3 , September 12, 2013 8:32 AM
    Actually that thing is in pretty good shape to have taken a 30-30 round. Not the most powerful cartridge but not a.22 either. The 30-30 is probably the most common short to mid range North American deer cartridge.
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    iknowhowtofixit , September 12, 2013 9:00 AM
    I've ripped a flip phone in half and was still able to dial out and use the speaker phone without problems. I can also put bullet holes in my PC monitor and my computer will still work. Congrats, you got me to click on the article, job done.
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    soccerplayer88 , September 12, 2013 11:40 AM
    Reading is hard.

    "Nvidia's Shield isn't quite bulletproof, but it can take a bullet to the screen."
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    nebun , September 12, 2013 12:04 PM
    was this a BB rifle?...a real rifle would destroy that thing....nice try
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    Lutfij , September 12, 2013 12:12 PM
    worthless article! You should try dunking the device in water or maybe sulphuric acid to see if it withstands that attack. I'm sure everybody needs a shield when the world will go into an acid rain apocalypse!
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    qlum , September 12, 2013 12:58 PM
    I don't think this has anything to do with how good the device is, its just that a display can still work with a hole in it which is exactly what happened. The touch screen part did break and it is interfering after the shot so really in that regard it did become pretty useless after being shot the first time.
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    Lutfij , September 12, 2013 1:46 PM
    worthless article! You should try dunking the device in water or maybe sulphuric acid to see if it withstands that attack. I'm sure everybody needs a shield when the world will go into an acid rain apocalypse!
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    alextheblue , September 12, 2013 9:15 PM
    But can a Shield prevent an arrow to the knee?
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    cats_Paw , September 13, 2013 12:49 AM
    So now we are shooting consoles?
    What has this world come to?
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    sbuckler , September 13, 2013 3:36 AM
    One of my kids managed to sneak my phone into the oven where it was later cooked with the Sunday roast. Was pretty melted but amazingly it still worked although all the ports were full of melted plastic and back was stuck on so couldn't get at the battery or charge it any longer. I got to have one last play (fortunately being a palm phone everything was backed up on a pc) and then it went to phone heaven.
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    internetlad , September 13, 2013 7:13 AM
    "Straight through the screen"
    How is the LCD display working with a hole in it, Jane? Looks to me like it shattered the outer glass, not full penetration.
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    tadej petric , September 17, 2013 12:01 PM
    "Still, Nvidia's portable console is special in that it's the only device to still work after a bullet from RatedRR."
    They shouldve tried old nokias...