After a lengthy shipping time, the new Aputure remote showed up today. http://www.aputure.com
The remote is an Aputure AP-TR3C, which is supposed to be a knockoff of the Canon TC-80N3.
I ordered it from a Company called Link-Delight on e-bay. Very smooth transaction process. They ship from Hong Kong, and shipping two roughly two weeks. I also didn't get a tracking number after my purchase, but was provided one after an email.
Price with free shipping came to roughly $45.00. I felt like, with a roughly~$80.00 dollar savings over the Canon TC-80N3 ,the Aputure was worth a good try out.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of an on-off remote. The manual states that the battery should last 3 years with normal usage, and to leave unplugged from the camera when not using it. It'll be hard to get used to that.
The build quality seems okay. It would survive a fall from tripod height, but I wouldn't think it wouldn't drive over it. The dial to turn adjust the timer settings seems a little flimsy, enough to make me take notice.
It has 4 modes, much like the Canon timer, although I've never used the TC-80N3. The modes are: self-timer, interval timer, exposure timer, and exposure count. All pretty self explanatory. The time can be adjusted up to 99:59:59, and an maximum exposure count of 99. I plan to mainly use it for interval photography, and it seems to work very well for that.
No pictures of it yet, but if anyone would like to see some let me know.