There have been a lot of questions about whether or not I have sold out, so I thought it was time to address them.
Let's be clear here, if you look up the definition of "sponsored", it's regarding finance. No company pays me for the reviews.
The only way I get paid is if you all use the affiliate links and discount codes. That means I have to please you, not the companies.
Yes, the companies could take away my links and codes, but I've given negative reviews and pointed out the faults before and that's never happened. Why? Most likely because that's not how these companies are run (they're cool), and also if they did that and I informed the community, it would be a huge hit to their business, because I have community support.
Community support is EVERYTHING to this channel.
Seriously, without community support, this channel does not exist. Please remember that if you ever worry I might have sided with a company in some weird conspiracy to sell defective mice.
I know Finalmouse comes into this a lot and I'm sure a lot of the claims are because of how much I love their mice. And yes, I have heard of issues and yes I'm investigating them. Unfortunately there is a hate brigade surrounding Finalmouse spreading misinformation everywhere, and they treat me the same now because I'm associated with them. This makes my job a lot harder because I have to sort through the true reports of faults and the lies. So many people absolutely love their mice from Finalmouse. Not all of them are bad. But yes the latest concern is that Finalmouse don't keep enough stock to handle returns. I am looking into that now, please be patient.
This stuff isn't as easy as many seem to believe. If you want to find fault with me, I'm sure you can if you look hard enough, but I'm doing my best.
So again, no, these videos are not sponsored or paid for. They are my honest opinions and I am doing my best.
No, companies wouldn't pay me for videos because they're businesses, they're not here to just give away money. If I asked for money, they would just go find another reviewer.
And furthermore, if I ever did receive money, I would have to tell you that it is a sponsored video.
I have never received money for a mouse review, or any review for that matter, so no, they're not sponsored. I did some "sponsored builds" in the past, but even those are loosely sponsored, no money was given to me, I just did the usual honest review stuff with the extra agreement of "You have to advertise this build at the end of each video" (Rocket Jump Ninja 1070 build), which was fine by me because I love my builds, happy to promote them as What I Use. I wouldn't promote something that was bad.
Hope that clears most of it up. I'm sure there are a thousand questions still unanswered but hopefully this is enough and covers most of them in some way.
Here is a bit of extra reading you can do: https://www.radiantesports.com/blog/2017/12/23/affiliate-partners-and-sponsors-whats-the-difference
I'm not partnered either because I don't get monthly products or whatever, I only get products for review purposes.
Speaking of affiliate links, yes I am an Amazon Affiliate and these are the links:
Amazon Australia: https://amzn.to/2KypoIN
Amazon USA http://amzn.to/29OLzNY
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/29GNbI9
Amazon Germany http://amzn.to/29vek0X
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/2aRgdTd
If you're buying anything from eBay, you can use my affiliate links (Is this sponsored? No, of course not, it's just another way people can help support the channel while they're buying stuff anyway, I doubt anyone at eBay know who I am or care, so don't equate "affiliate" to "sponsored", they're very different things):
Twitch Streaming: https://www.twitch.tv/rocketjumpninja
Audio equipment provided by Audio-Technica Australia http://audio-technica.com.au/
^ That's a condition of providing equipment to me, not paid, they just help out when I need something. And I've ended up buying the equipment off them anyway because I really like it!