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Portable Strobe Power - Any alternatives to the Vagabond Mini?

 
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Jul 25, 2011 20:34 |  #1

I just got my AB800 in today and now I'm looking to go portable. Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Vagabond Mini? I've found some pure sine wave Cyberpower UPS's which are much cheaper (but infinitely heavier) than the Vagabond.. has anyone tried one of those before?


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Jul 25, 2011 20:39 |  #2

The Vagabond mini is already pretty cheap... Maybe get a couple mice and have them run around in a wheel attached to a wire... dunno..


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Jul 25, 2011 21:08 |  #3

Google Innavatronix :) I recently bought an Explorer XT couldn't be happier....


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Jul 25, 2011 21:39 |  #4

r34p3rex wrote in post #12821938 (external link)
I just got my AB800 in today and now I'm looking to go portable. Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Vagabond Mini? I've found some pure sine wave Cyberpower UPS's which are much cheaper (but infinitely heavier) than the Vagabond.. has anyone tried one of those before?

I have the UPS. It does not bother me. I use it to hold stands down too :D


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Jul 25, 2011 21:47 |  #5

Amfamora wrote in post #12822141 (external link)
Google Innavatronix :) I recently bought an Explorer XT couldn't be happier....

My Google says these are more expensive than the Vagabond Mini. OP wanted something cheaper.

I just got a Vagabond Mini (after having a Vagabond II for 3 yrs) and I have to say, I don't think you can beat the price to value you get with one of these. I mean even if there were alternatives, they'd have to be awfully powerful or awfully cheap to compete. Just get a Vagabond Mini and go take pictures.


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Jul 25, 2011 21:56 |  #6

24Peter wrote in post #12822394 (external link)
My Google says these are more expensive than the Vagabond Mini. OP wanted something cheaper.

I just got a Vagabond Mini (after having a Vagabond II for 3 yrs) and I have to say, I don't think you can beat the price to value you get with one of these. I mean even if there were alternatives, they'd have to be awfully powerful or awfully cheap to compete. Just get a Vagabond Mini and go take pictures.

He is from Australia. Explorer is cheaper than PCB there. Here in the US the Mini Vag is cheaper.


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Jul 25, 2011 22:00 |  #7

sigma pi wrote in post #12822454 (external link)
Your google is right, but you are wrong :( . Look at who posted it. He is from Australia. Explorer is cheaper than PCB there.

Well brainiac, what good does that do the OP who's from NY/Boston ???


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Jul 25, 2011 22:05 |  #8

24Peter wrote in post #12822490 (external link)
Well brainiac, what good does that do the OP who's from NY/Boston ???

:lol: You got me before I saved the edit :(


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Jul 25, 2011 22:07 |  #9

24Peter wrote in post #12822394 (external link)
My Google says these are more expensive than the Vagabond Mini. OP wanted something cheaper.

I just got a Vagabond Mini (after having a Vagabond II for 3 yrs) and I have to say, I don't think you can beat the price to value you get with one of these. I mean even if there were alternatives, they'd have to be awfully powerful or awfully cheap to compete. Just get a Vagabond Mini and go take pictures.

Yea I figured the Vagabond Mini was pretty good for the money.. just wanted to reassure myself that there wasn't anything better/cheaper before I pulled the trigger :D


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Jul 25, 2011 22:08 |  #10

r34p3rex wrote in post #12822555 (external link)
Yea I figured the Vagabond Mini was pretty good for the money.. just wanted to reassure myself that there wasn't anything better/cheaper before I pulled the trigger :D

There is cheaper.


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Jul 25, 2011 22:10 |  #11

sigma pi wrote in post #12822454 (external link)
He is from Australia. Explorer is cheaper than PCB there. Here in the US the Mini Vag is cheaper.

The OP isn't though? :rolleyes: ;)

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Jul 25, 2011 22:19 |  #12

Uhmm.... Sorry for posting? :)

Considered doing a DIY battery pack?

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Jul 25, 2011 23:10 |  #13

Buy the mini. Its super light and easy to carry. Atleast its much cheaper than the vegabondII when it came out.


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Jul 26, 2011 04:23 |  #14

Amfamora wrote in post #12822639 (external link)
PS: I love the exchange rate right now :)

yeah mate, i can see a 150mm sigma coming from singapore soon, cheaper imported that what i can buy it for here


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Sep 29, 2012 03:08 |  #15

r34p3rex wrote in post #12821938 (external link)
I just got my AB800 in today and now I'm looking to go portable. Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Vagabond Mini? I've found some pure sine wave Cyberpower UPS's which are much cheaper (but infinitely heavier) than the Vagabond.. has anyone tried one of those before?

I got Explorer Mini, though not cheaper, but the power really kicks in! also, take a look, spare battery for VML costs USD90 plus of course the shipping, while for my Explorer Mini, spare battery costs only USD20-35, or maybe 40 and can be bought nearly everywhere, I mean at the nearest electronic/battery shop you know. If you'll think of it, it's way more practical. cheers =)




  
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