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Turn Your Home into an Electric Car Charging Station with Coulomb CT500

Sorry gas and diesel guzzling friends but the dream of putting up your very own fuel pump just outside your residence or inside your garage will not be easy as tapping into a fuel line. But for Electric Vehicle owners, well, that’s entirely a different story. Coulomb Technologies just recently announced the availability of its residential charging stations for electric vehicles–Coulomb’s new CT500 Level II ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations.

To the delight of electric car owners, they are specifically designed for home and light commercial use. It’s just like owning your own fuel station without the gasoline smell and danger of explosion but healthy contribution to green house gasses. The recent product launch broadens Coulomb’s range of products for EVs from home to Level III fast charging stations. CT500 charging stations will be available through Coulomb’s OEM and distribution channels. The ChargePoint Network is based on an open interface, standards-based system that provides station and now home owners, with suite of applications to market and bill for electric transportation fueling services and to make recharging even easier.

The CT500 charging station is a 7.2 kw single output station intended for residential and light business applications. The station features Level II (208/240 V @ 30 A) charging and is compatible with plug-in electric vehicles that meet the terms of SAE J1772 plug-in electric vehicle-charging standard. The CT500 also features small and flexible network interfaces and is compatible with Leviton’s recently announced innovative Evr-Green EVSE installation system.

Grass Charging Station

grassy chargingCorporate slaves. That’s how people are called if they are working in tall skyscrapers but are confined in little cubicles that has just enough room for stretching and typing. Even out in the urban jungle, I have read that looking into something green can relax your eyes. But wait, before you change that Ferrari wallpaper of yours to some macro shot of plants, why not just get a techie item that is very green? Literally.

This grass charging station will scream grass as you put it on your desk. It is basically a power outlet concealed in a plant pot. You just have to plug in all of your gadget chargers in the outlet beneath all the grass and let your gadgets relax in the zen ambiance of this power strip. You can charge your phone, iPod, digital camera, or your humping USB dog through an adapter with this charging station. This thing is a very nifty idea for people who want to personalize their desk and give it a breathing space from all the papers and deadlines ahead. Let your friends pass by and walk back to see if he really did just see your iPod implanted in that plant pot. The white container is also perfect to complement your laptop/ desktop and is also very modern.

Get yours here. Just a note. Don’t forget not to water your plants or you might get shocked for real.

Charge your iPod/iPhone, Blackberry, and Bluetooth Headset All At Once with Bluelounge’s Refresh

While you need a shot of caffeine to get you back up and running, your electronic devices need a long steady sip of electrons to revive their strength. Yet with those tech gadgets comes a wired mess. So wouldn’t it be nice if there’s a certain product that would keep your desk or dresser from looking like a spider web of wires and cords? Well, you can now say goodbye to messy wires with Bluelounge Refresh. BL_Refresh_TTLBluelounge, the award-winning international design studio known for popular cable management devices such as CableBox, StudioDesk, and the Sanctuary, introduces Refresh – not only designed to keep your gadgets organized and fully charged when not in use, but it is also a sleek and affordable charging station that allows you to charge four electronic devices simultaneously.BL_Refresh_STR03Refresh comes with six connectors including two iPod/iPhone connectors, one Mini USB, one Micro USB, and two USB sockets. So, you can charge a Blackberry, an iPod, an iPhone, and a Bluetooth headset all at once – and that is without a ton of wires and cables running all over your desk. Now, to add more compatibility, you will be able to buy extra connectors that will let you charge hand-held game consoles like Sony PSP and Nintendo DS Lite, plus Motorola and Samsung mobile phones.

Priced at $89.95, Refresh is available in three colors: Jet Black, Polar White, and Fresh Pink.