NewPCgadgets has introduced Smartphone Coasters (, which lets you hold your iPhones or iPod touch at a 60 degree viewing angle. They’re made of stainless steel and cost US$3.99 each.

“Now instead of laying your phone down on the table, or keeping it in your pocket, you can stand it up at an easy to view 60 degree angle,” say the folks at NewPCGadgets. “Parents can use the Smartphone Coaster to entertain their children with games or movies; professionals attending a business lunch or dinner will love the ability to view text messages and incoming calls faster.