With games for smartphones becoming more complex and playable, and getting more and more of the user’s attention, there might be born a certain need to add a physical dimension to the gaming experience.

Holding a small device in your hands is of course reminiscent of portable consoles, and those have buttons you can mash. The idea of the Tactile+Plus, a series of stick-on gamepad controls that seem to be made from the same material as screen protectors – only thicker and presumably gummier.

The only problem I see with this device is that touchscreen controls will almost surely change places between different games, but if you’re a one-game kind of guy, or if you like moving little plastic pieces every time you load a new app, these will be yours for $7.80 in Japanese currency, ordered from Japan, of course.

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