Ok, so you are having a video talk or you want to see what's going on in the internet? Why not use some support?
This adjustable stand should do the work. And it will not take more space than needed. You can adjust the angle of your device for best comfort.
It measures 10x10cm (4"x4") and can hold your iphone, a 7" tablet, or your ipad. Well, if you find a different use for it, go ahead.