Playing video games on the mobile phone may be convenient but is certainly much less exhilarating. Tactile+Plus stickers from Japan are stickers which provide some physical indication to users where the virtual buttons on an iPhone an iPad are. These provide greater satisfaction for hard core gamers who are used to wielding the joystsick and find the touchscreen control a pale comparison. Gamers can feel the bumps on the stickers and fire or punch away.

Priced at $7-$8, the stickers are easy to stick on and remove. The stickers are handy yet do not diminish the interactivity of users’ touch with the screen. It’s not certain how long the stickers last and whether they can be removed and used again. But the simplicity of the invention makes it a big attraction and a great accessory for gaming fans.