Rob Galbraith recently delivered news of a new product I’m especially excited about. It’s the Tronix Explorer Mini battery pack. Technically it’s a pure sine wave inverter, but I’m no electrical engineer and I don’t exactly know what that means. What I do know is that it acts like a big old battery to power my strobes or my laptop or just about anything that requires a regular household AC connection. I have a bigger Tronix Explorer pack, the XT, which, after several years of powering my strobes on location shoots is nearing the end of its useful life, so I’m ready to upgrade. Why wouldn’t I consider a more compact power source like the new Mini? At about the size of a first generation cell phone, bag and all, this $350 product ships direct from Innovatronix in the Phillippines. Check the Innovatronix web site for pertinent info, and to order the new Mini.