iPod takes a bullet, saves soldier's life

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by lookout, Apr 9, 2007.

Apr 9, 2007
  1. lookout
    OP

    Member lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,619
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]

    Source:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiki/44561836...]www.flickr.com

    Source 2:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/04/06/i...shardware.co.uk
     


  2. 4saken

    Member 4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,358
    Country:
    Australia
    Amazing. Make bullet vests out of Ipods and PSPs
     
  3. .TakaM

    Member .TakaM .II

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,525
    Country:
    New Zealand
    cool, i remember seeing tons of pics of soldiers playing GBA, DS's and psps

    whats next
     
  4. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    This would be more impressive if the guy had not been wearing an armor vest, and the bullet had not passed through the ipod and kept on going. As it is, it seems like the ipod was just another casualty.
     
  5. 2cb2ct7

    Member 2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Country:
    Australia
    RIP Ipod... Oh the horrors of war... *extreme sarcasm*
     
  6. .TakaM

    Member .TakaM .II

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,525
    Country:
    New Zealand
    man... I bet that ipod would go for a lot on ebay
     
  7. OSW

    Former Staff OSW Wii King

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    4,796
    Country:
    Australia
    thats stupid. anything hardish (ipods have a metal back don't they?) would have the same effect. and it only slowed it down, probably not by much.
     
  8. 4saken

    Member 4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,358
    Country:
    Australia
    The Ipod isn't exactly tough. Dropping it might not hurt, but it'll still put dents and whatnot into the metal back
     
  9. Westside

    Member Westside Sogdiana

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    2,905
    Location:
    Guantanamo bay
    Country:
    Uzbekistan
    Man, gotta take one of these with me when I go to Afghanistan. [​IMG]
     
  10. lookout
    OP

    Member lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,619
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The XBOX
     
  11. .TakaM

    Member .TakaM .II

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,525
    Country:
    New Zealand
    fuck.. xbox could stop a round
     
  12. RayorDragonFall

    Member RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,196
    Country:
    Spain
    iPods are the new "bullet-proof" bibles.
     
  13. GexX2

    Member GexX2 Lurker

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2006
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    Tennesee, US
    Country:
    United States
    xbox would prolly deflect the round back into the shooters knee. My friend hit m in the head with one before. Knocked me to the ground, lol.
     
  14. lookout
    OP

    Member lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,619
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]
    must wear one of those... [​IMG]
     
  15. Harsky

    Member Harsky Madmin

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Messages:
    5,263
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Didn't they try something like this on Mythbusters? Granted they were testing zippo lighters and bibles and none of them stopped the bullet
     
  16. Veho

    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    8,455
    Location:
    Zagreb
    Country:
    Croatia
    If the Xbox360 could deflect a round, think what a PS3 could do [​IMG]
    Protect from armour-piercing rounds? Protect from SCUD rockets? Shield you from radiation [​IMG]
     
  17. iamwhoiam

    Member iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,201
    Location:
    Hull/Manchester, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    At least the military would actually be able to afford to equip all their soldiers with PS3s

    Then again, they dont have a shiny metal backplate huh?
     
  18. [M]artin

    Member [M]artin .

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,658
    Country:
    United States
    Allegedly, the soilder recently came out an told the REAL story. Something about the iPod didn't save his life, it just told him he was shot or something. Tried looking for a link but the site was down. It's floating around on Digg if you wanna give it try...
     
  19. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    9,542
    Location:
    England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    they can kill too [​IMG]
     
  20. mr_blonde_88

    Member mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    913
    Location:
    Bristol (UK)
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Since when has HP had anything to do with iPods??

    My old 3rd gen iPod and my video iPod have no HP marks on it
     

Share This Page