Slated for release in the second half of November, the US$239.95 Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power pack for studio strobes can now be pre-ordered from Paul C. Buff. The 3.5lb/1.6kg unit features a pure sine wave inverter, user-removable Lithium battery, twin AC sockets and three-stage battery gauge in a compact rectangular case that enables it to be fixed to a lightstand with the included clamp. Paul C. Buff has rated the Vagabond Mini Lithium at over 500 full power pops from a single charge in testing with an AlienBees B1600 monolight set to 640ws. A 5V/500mAh USB A port on the front of the unit allows for iPhones and similar devices to be powered or charged too.

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