Tooth Fairy

Ideal for AirPods

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Matt Bolton

$0.99 Devel­oper Robin Lu, Re­quire­ments OS X 10.11 or later

This tiny util­ity adds an icon to the menu bar that en­ables you to con­nect or dis­con­nect a par­tic­u­lar Blue­tooth de­vice from your Mac with a sin­gle click. You choose which de­vice from your Mac’s list of Blue­tooth de­vices, and you can set a global short­cut, so you don’t even need the menu icon.

It’s de­signed for AirPods, re­ally: any other Blue­tooth au­dio de­vice must be ac­tively dis­con­nected from any other de­vices it’s work­ing with be­fore you can con­nect it from your Mac. Ap­ple’s smarter wire­less tech in the AirPods doesn’t re­quire this, and can switch seam­lessly as soon as you click Tooth Fairy’s icon – and it works great for this, en­abling con­nec­tions in fewer clicks than the Blue­tooth menu.

It’s still kind of use­ful (if less instant and con­ve­nient) for other Blue­tooth head­phones and speak­ers. But it’s very limited – be­ing able to have icons/short­cuts for more than one de­vice would be good – and we en­coun­tered a sta­bil­ity prob­lem when chang­ing which de­vice it worked with.

the bot­tom line. Good for AirPods users, mid­dling for oth­ers. But cheap!

Tooth Fairy

Con­nect and dis­con­nect in one click Set menu bar icon or global hot key Only works with one de­vice Blue­tooth lim­i­ta­tions hamper non-W1 de­vices


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