Can an NVIDIA SHIELD survive getting shot by a Mossberg 464 hunting rifle? [VIDEO]

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The NVIDIA Shield just can’t seem to keep its nose out of trouble these days. First, the handheld Android-based gaming device had holes drilled into it and was blown up with miniature explosives. Now, some guy saw fit to shoot the poor thing with a full-fledged hunting rifle. The device was put through some less… rigid tests before that, though, including a drop test on both dirt and concrete.

Thankfully, the SHIELD passed those particular tests with flying colors. But could it ever survive getting shot by a Mossberg 464 (which, if you haven’t already figured out, is the best of a rifle you see sitting above)? Let’s find out:

The device was able to withstand the first shot, which ripped through the display portion of the SHIELD like nobody’s business. This is likely because none of the computing components inside are seated beneath the display like a smartphone or tablet. LCD displays can continue showing a partial picture after being punctured, and that’s exactly what happened here.

To make things a bit more fair, the rifleman decided to give it another go and shoot the SHIELD in the controller part of the handset (where all of the internals sit). We’re sad to report that it did not survive that kill shot.

All that said, the SHIELD held up pretty damn good up against some extreme conditions, so if you were wondering whether or not it was a tough cookie for $300, you should have your answer. This video was more about the rifle than anything else, though, so if you’re interested in that then be sure to get your fix in the YouTube clip embedded above. And be sure to read our full NVIDIA SHIELD  review if you’re wondering what else this nice piece of tech.

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  • Guest

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  • Robabobbob

    I’m so glad I decided not to build my home made bullet proof jacket out of nvidia shield’s!

  • simpleas

    wtf is the point of these destruction videos…

    • Shawn_Locke

      If anything, it’s good publicity for NVIDIA.

      • simpleas

        except it’s not.. that’s why im puzzled

        • Shawn_Locke

          How is it not? It helps keep the device in the public eye.

          • CerealFTW

            it makes it seen less durable. if it survived it would be good publicity

          • Shawn_Locke

            Well, with all due respect, the shooter said that the SHIELD is the first device that didn’t die after his first shot. Not only that, but it passed both the dirt and asphalt drop test no problem.

          • simpleas

            “This is likely because none of the computing components inside are seated beneath the display like a smartphone or tablet. LCD displays can continue showing a partial picture after being punctured, and that’s exactly what happened here.”

          • Shawn_Locke

            Exactly, yet we’re still talking about the SHIELD. Even bad publicity is good publicity in these types of cases.

          • CerealFTW

            But if it can only take one shot how can I use it as a shield in gun fights???? :-/ hahaha jk that’s pretty freaking strong. I would’ve watched the vid but didn’t have time

  • Adam McIntosh

    I knew this was a Richard Ryan thing before I even clicked on the link. Love him !!

  • Balansi Kherwyn

    Are there no more good articles worth posting?

  • PuzzledObserver

    It appears that there is a invincible electro chemical bonding when the Nvidia Shield rests on a shoe with a living human wearing it. I suggest the author to redo this test with the Shield laying on his own feet. I bet that the bullet will bounce back.

  • ari_free

    OK so it’s not literally meant to be used as a shield

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    I love that guys channel! What a great job to have. Im M855-Round (5.56) color with envy!

    (the gun guys will get the pun)

  • jeremyseattle

    wtf is with gun nuts? smh