I just received my Trident, and been using it for a few days now. Right now, the only way to control it, is via an android app. This app is still in it’s “baby stage” but is working quit nice. From what I have red they are working with upgrading and expanding this app with new features. They are also planing to make an app for ios, and I just saw an ad for an ios developer.
I have not seen anyting regarding a windows app, but hopefully some one from the OpenROV team can answer that.
My recommendation is to go for the JXD Singularity, then you have an all in one controller, with minimum start up challenges. You can buy this from openrov or directly from China via ebay. I bought mine from China, this is the cheper alternative, but comes with a small risk of geting a unit that is not working as it should. (According to some YouTube reviews, there have been some that has defects, hopefully they have improved on there internal controls). Mine was working as it should.
If you buy it from openrov, they have preinstalled the app, and made shoure it is working as it should.
My next step will be to connect video goggles to the JXD to eliminate the problem with sunlight on the screen. But form what I have seen so far, is that it’s important to learn to control the Trident, before you start to use video goggles. Because it take some practice to know where you Trident is…
I was also focused on using a laptop with a Bluetooth controller, but that was before I got to try it.
The JXD also can fit in the hard case.