Micromat has announced the upcoming release of it latest product, TechTool Protogo, a Mac OS X application that lets a Mac users easily turn an old iPod, flash drive or similar device into a bootable diagnostic tool that contains several of Micromat’s utilities. Users may also install other utilities if desired. This device can then be used to boot, check, maintain and repair Macintosh computers. It allows a customer to create a tool similar to Micromat’s TechTool Protege on a device they already own. TechTool Protogo will begin shipping at MacWorld Expo on January 9th, 2007. The retail price will be US$199 with an estimated street price of $135.