Is this pen really the only weapon you need to protect yourself?
The Defender X is a tactical pen that promises to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm. It’s a pen that you can carry virtually anywhere – including in places where a gun or knife would not be allowed.
The makers of the Defender X call it a “simple, personal protection tool you could legally carry virtually anywhere and everywhere you go”. They recommend taking it onto college campuses, airplanes, courthouses, and “any number of highly secure buildings” where you don’t feel comfortable without a protection device.
The pen also claims to be so easy to use that anyone of any age, gender, or physical state “could use it to defend themselves from someone twice their size.”
The Defender X has a number of features that turn it from an ordinary pen into a tactical pen.
First, the pen is made from aluminum and features a “window-shattering tip design”. If you’re in a vehicle, a building, or any other place where you need to escape, then the tip of the pen may be able to break you out.
The other key tactical feature on the Defender X is a flashlight. But this isn’t just any flashlight: the company behind Defender X claims that it’s “the world’s brightest portable light source”. I don’t know if I believe that claim, but that’s what the manufacturer claims on the product’s packaging and sales copy.
Oh, and the pen, like all good pens, has ink and can be used to take notes. In fact, the pen claims to be usable in all conditions, including a feature that lets you write in the rain or underwater.
The pen is small enough to easily fit into your pocket. Whenever you need to use the flashlight, you just take the tip off the end and press a button to active the light.
The pen also claims to be made in the United States, where it’s used by military personnel like the US Navy Seals, the Coast Guard, and firemen and policemen across the country.
Would you use this pen?
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