I'm actually sending this from my phone. Its very real...
[Update] Ok, so I was a bit excited and decided to post to this blog via my Cell Phone. I'm back in the studio and shot a short clip of what it looks like. People were getting very skeptical about whether this item was real, or just some type of scam. The seller I purchased mine from actually sent a few emails to other people about not being able to ship the item. This was the catalyst to the chaos. Well I never received that email, and here I am with one in my hand. The design is not based on the BG-E9 (similar loading tray as T2i / 550D ), but more off of the BG-E7. The BG-E7 style is very similar to Canon 7D or Canon 5D Mark II's with rear battery loading trays. Quality feels the same as all of my other Aftermarket battery grips (I have on 5D Mark II & 7D), so I think it's coming from the same factory that makes all of these. The OEM Canon BG-E9 feels a bit heavier, but at about $150.00 difference, is it worth it? Not for me at this time, I can find a better way to spend that extra $150 bucks.
(Above) Images of both OEM BG-E9 and Aftermarket BG-E9
I like battery grips because they add more area to the camera body, and also makes changing batteries fast and simple - especially if you're camera is mounted to something. I have two Canon 60D's so one is happy with the OEM, and the other will be happy with the Aftermarket. So it's real, and it's out there, but I noticed a few other people selling them for much higher prices than what I got it for. I'm guessing after this post it, people will be assured, and open up the flood gates... At least I got mine today.
[Update Update] Follow the link below, and you'll find another Aftermarket Battery Grip with side loading tray like the OEM. These are more expensive than the one I have, but it appears that there is 2 different types of Battery Grips for the Canon 60D.