Phantom GP Virtual Feel Button Caps
Phantom GP are a set of virtual ‘buttons’ for mobile gaming that are designed so that the center of each circular or cross-shaped cap is raised. This means that not only can gamers feel where the buttons are, but they can also feel the up, down, left, right and center for each button for even more gaming control and feedback response. The idea is that this will immensely enhance the gaming experience. These caps are translucent 5mm vinyl adhesive markers that are removable and repositionable.
So, how are they to play with? I gave them a try, and was extremely impressed. They really make it feel as if you’re playing with an actual controller. This is a simple idea, but one that makes you think, ‘Why has no one created a product like this before?’
Sometimes, when you’re playing a mobile game, you yearn for the feel of an actual, physical button, especially if you’re an old school gamer like me. These GP button caps gave me exactly what I was looking for. They’re a sleek, well-designed product that will hopefully hit the shelves soon. The creator is currently attempting to gain funding on Kickstarter to get them out there. Whether they’re a success on there or not remains to be seen.
Review by Daniel Willagon.