What You MegaTech Missed: Wicked Taser Armies Michael Kwan March 6, 2011 There are all kinds of new things happening at MegaTechNews and this is yet another one to add to list. Moving forward, we’re going to put together a brief compilation of posts from the preceding week and run them by you every Sunday. To kick off this inaugural edition, we start with a look at novelty tasers for your annoying co-workers. Don’t worry; they’re relatively safe. Just don’t come to us if you happen to find yourself in the middle of a civil suit. One of the bigger tidbits of news to emerge last week was the unveiling of the new Apple iPad 2. Steve Jobs, at least temporarily, came out of his medical leave of absence to announce the hot new tablet. However, we’re left wondering just how hot it really is. Resident Android enthusiast Dylan Duarte compares the iPad 2 vs. the Android tablet army. How does Cupertino’s newest slate stack up against the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and LG Optimus Pad? Should we be looking solely at the spec sheet and doing a feature by feature comparison (Dylan does) or should we also consider the appeal of one operating system over another (Dylan considers that too). Considering the rise of Android smartphones, will the rise of the Android tablet army pose an intimidating threat for Jobs and his iArmy? Meanwhile, I took a look at the Zalman ZM-VE200. On the surface, it may look like any other portable hard drive enclosure, but it comes with a hidden bonus that isn’t all that hidden: you can load it with ISOs and use it as a virtual optical drive, shuffling through the virtual discs at your whimsy. Be sure to check out that review. On the flip side, Stephen turns his attention to the Balanzza Mini Digital Luggage Scale. If you’re going traveling and want to avoid those pesky overweight fees by the airlines, you’ll want to invest in this handy little gadget. Last and certainly not least, we kicked off the great month of March with a Wicked Wednesday Giveaway. In the remarkably easy-to-enter contest, we’re giving away a brand new pair of Wicked Little Buds by Wicked Audio. That’s pretty wicked. Be sure to hit up the contest post for full details. Good luck! Share This With The World!