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NaMiiO Amiibo Backup Device Review

Several months ago the Amiiqo device was released that gave you the ability to copy or emulate Amiibo’s. The big drawback to this device was you had to own an Android phone with NFC capabilities. But the folks that brought you Maxlander (for Skylanders) have now released their Amiibo device, NaMiiO. How does it compare? Check out our review!

The first thing that I noticed when my NaMiiO arrived was it looked a lot like the Maxlander. Now that’s not a knock, the Maxlander is great. I love the Skylanders game, but hate having to buy a dozen figures to unlock everything in that game. It’s also one of my gripes with Amiibo’s. I love the figures, but hate having to go to great lengths to track down the ones I want or just wanting to unlock all the race suits in Mario Kart 8 without having to buy every figure to use one time. The Amiiqo works great for that but you have to use an Android phone to update it and transfer Amiibo data. But with the NaMiio you use the included USB NFC adapter.

The package includes NaMiiO, two Power Token’s, two Token holders, cover paper and USB cable x 1. You download the software directly from their site. It’s very easy to use. If you are backing up your own Amiibo you place it on the device and choose backup from the software. If you are restoring, choose restore and choose the file you want. You can also find sites online that have copies of the entire Amiibo collection, including ones that have yet to be released, as well as complete collections of the Animal Crossing cards that are compatible with the NaMiiO as well. For those of you who use your Amiibo with Super Smash Bros., there is cheat software that will allow you to boast your Amiibo to level 50 instantly. This is a great feature for those who want every Amiibo level 50 without all the work.

Overall, I think the NaMiiO is a great product. It’s easy to use without the need for an Android phone. I tested it with Mario Kart 8 and in Yoshi’s Woolly World to unlock skins and it works with no hassle. It did take time with only two tokens which was one nice thing about the Amiiqo storing 200 Amiibo on one chip. But ease of use sometimes outweighs convenience. The set costs about $65 which may seem like a lot, but it is much cheaper than buying every Amiibo if you can.

Score 5 out of 5

You can order your own here.

Thanks to the manufacturer for supplying a copy for review.

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