I always use a coaster near my computer just to try and keep any moisture from drinks- “sweat” on cold glasses on hot days or drips down the sides of other beverages – away from my computer. Most are pretty boring, as the majority of coasters are still sold in sets with the intention of being used in a more formal room where the wood of the table needs to be protected, not just computer equipment. The Splat Stan Coaster is not boring at all and is a real jump away from the old mold. The coaster, sold individually, is made of silicone rubber and looks like a little orange guy has been partially flattened by your cup (silicone extends under the cup to protect the desk while Stan mostly sticks out to one side). It’s really cute and is a really neat toy to have in the office – even if you work at home.