EVGA still has their panties in a bunch from years ago. It is so long ago that most don't remember. They seem to like partnering with Youtubers where they can have a one on one relationship. This allows them to craft the message in such a way that even when they mess up bad with their coolers, it is smoothed over gently by their partner's soothing voice. Not insinuating that they are paying for good reviews before someone gets angry at me. It comes off to me as coaching or some weird corporate hug fest with the content creators even if not intended.
Kyle never seemed to be the clingy GF type that would fit the EVGA sponsorship mold.
I also believe that Kyle is open to reviewing anything if you buy it and donate it to him.
If Kyle wants to review a piece of hardware that is not given to him then he is happy to go out and buy one if it is worth his time. [H] has reviewed plenty of EVGA power supplies this way. Last review was of the EVGA 600B on April 28, 2016.Due to the nature of this site and the volume of readership, is there anything that [H] could review by simply purchasing it or receiving it as a donation as you suggest, but would not be able to post the review due to some legalese within the hardware review community?
Another way of putting it: if [H] reviewed something from a hardware manufacturer that does not have a working relationship with them, would posting the review open the site up to potential litigation if in their honest opinion whatever they reviewed was crap and would the cost of that potential litigation make them reluctant to engage in such a practice in the first place?
If the answer to the question is no, then I'm sure there are enough people on here with enough hardware that we could temporarily supply retail samples to be reviewed.