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

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:

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  • Steveymoo
    That's some nice clickbait
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  • RooD
    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
    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
    am more interested in the rifle now rather than shield.....
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  • anort3
    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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  • soccerplayer88
    Reading is hard.

    "Nvidia's Shield isn't quite bulletproof, but it can take a bullet to the screen."
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  • nebun
    was this a BB rifle?...a real rifle would destroy that thing....nice try
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  • Lutfij
    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
    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
    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!
    Reply