From the parallel universe known as "you've got to be kidding me" comes yet another trinket from New PC Gadgets that'll undoubtedly sell well despite being about as mindless as a product comes. In a bid to solve a simple problem that every internet addict faces when dining out or simply joining other Earthlings around a dinner table, the aforesaid company has just issued the Smartphone Coaster. That's a fanciful name for a bent piece of stainless steel. In practice, it holds just about any smartphone (or dumb / featurephone, for that matter) at a 75 degree angle, enabling you to keep a close eye on your display while stuffing your face. We're surmising that these will be aimed as restaurants more than in-home dinner tables, but hey, if you'd rather enable your tweens to ignore vital family conversations while gathered for supper, more power to you. It's available now for $3.95 (or less if buying in bulk), and no, we won't tell anyone that you're seriously considering a dozen.