Dec 21 AT 3:53 PM Clark Wimberly 18 Comments

Kickstand envy? Get a Smartphone Coaster from NewPCgadgets!

Remember when the EVO launched and everyone went crazy over the kickstand? Sure, in time the buzz died down, but one thing is for sure: propping your phone up at a reasonable viewing angle sure is handy. And a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the Smartphone Coaster, a shiny little trinket from NewPCgadgets which lets even the slouchiest phone stand at attention.

I ordered a six pack and I’ve had one on my desk ever since. The Smartphone Coaster is awesome for a number of reasons: it’s stamped out of glossy stainless steel. It’s got little rubber feet to keep it from sliding. It holds the phone at a 75 degree angle (in portrait or landscape). It costs less than $4.

We included the coaster in our Holiday Gift Guide. We gave away a handful in our announcement contest. I gave some away during a live appearance on The Android Show. Each time you guys went a bit crazy over these things so we thought we’d try some more.

Win a Smartphone Coaster from @NewPCgadgets

We’ve got a whopping THIRTY coasters to give out, courtesy of NewPCgadgets. They watch the blog and saw you guys flip out over the coasters and were cool enough to offer up some more freebies. Today’s contest consists of two parts:

Most of our winners will be randomly selected, but we’re going to hand pick a few winners with exceptional tweets. The tweet can be a random joke, a plea for a coaster, a riddle- be creative- we’ll be doing a handful instant winners based on the merit of the tweet itself.

To make things easy I’ve include a Follow @NewPCgadgets button and a pre-filled tweetbox right in this post. You can use them below or feel free to use your normal Twitter methods. All you’ve gotta do is tweet a mention and make sure the follow the account so we can contact the winners!

We’ll announce the bulk of the winners tomorrow morning. Anyone that wins instantly will be notified via Twitter (and probably have their tweet added here). Good luck!

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://Website Bobba

    editorial fail

    “evny” should read “envy”

    • Clark Wimberly

      Good catch, I proofread the whole article but didn’t double check the title, haha.

  • http://Website Jeremy

    Business card holders at office depot also work great…

  • http://Website sgb101

    Wire coat hanger and a pair of pliers. Sorted!

  • Mighty_O

    phonefreek i hope u dont spill it on your phone. lol

  • http://Website John

    How much of the sound gets muffled when the speaker is laying against it ?

  • http://Website TB

    while 4 bucks isnt bad, I found instructions online to make one out of a business card. Works perfectly and best part is I can put it in my wallet so I always have it with me.

  • Dr.Jeckyl

    Entered! Could use one for my desk at work.

  • http://Website MitchRapp

    Totally just tweeted for… I dunno, my 4th time ever?

    WIN WIN ! :P

  • http://Website JaylanPHNX

    Bugger my smartphone, I want one of these for my Zune!

  • DPtheKid

    I hope I win :)

  • http://Website Dwayne

    Would love to have one!

  • http://Website Xavier

    Thats the reason I own an Evo lol..

  • http://Website Spencer

    I refuse to join Twitter and am tired of all these contests trying to force me to join.

  • http://Website nick williams

    These things are so sweet I hope I win one :)

  • J.Saiki

    I was contacted saying I’m suppose to message Clark on Android and Me. I’m confused and in need of a coaster. Help! :)

  • http://Website jorenko

    I was told I’d won, and emailed [email protected] as directed, but haven’t heard anything since, and the promised “announce the bulk of the winners tomorrow morning” never happened… did this never shrivel up and die before the prizes went out?

  • http://Website Vicious Circle

    I was told via email that I’d won as well and I sent the address to ship to, but I haven’t seen the coaster yet either. I just sent ‘Clark’ an email asking about the coaster. Hopefully I’ll hear back from him soon.