Micromat announnced TechTool Protogo, an application that turns an iPod, a Flash drive, or similar device into a bootable device that can diagnose and repair a Mac. The announcement came on Tuesday. One of the features touted by this product is the ability to turn an older, less often used iPod into a more useful diagnostic device.
Protogo ships on a DVD and allows the Mac OS X user to install TechTool Pro 4 for Mac OS X on the iPod. (Mac OS 9 is also supported.) With the tools installed, Micromat says the the user can:
TechTool Protogo will ship at Macworld on January 9th. It is priced at US$199.00.