The market is inundated with newfangled stands for smart phones, many of them device-specific. How sweet it is to find a simple and compact stand that works with all models — and without clamps, plug-in ports, or messy adhesives. The sleek little universal NanoTek Stand from Bracketron has a slim curved aluminum profile with micro-suction foam pads at the front that miraculously grip the back of the phone (either vertically or horizontally), as well as at the bottom for firmly gripping the desk top. An assertive tug yanks the stand away from desk and phone with no residue. A slot built into the stand keeps the power cord stable and out of the way. The micro-suction foam pads adhere best to smooth surfaces, including most protective phone cases, though some leather and textured cases may provide a less reliable a grip.
Bracketron NanoTek Stand, which comes in black or silver, is $29.95 at www.bracketron.com.