Microsoft yesterday opened up pre-ordering for its controversial Surface tablet and before, the President of the Windows and Windows Live Division, Steven Sinofsky decided to literally take it for a spin… as a skateboard.
Even though you and I can’t pre-order the Surface as a skateboard, the 10.6-inch tablet was strapped to two pairs of trucks and wheels and turned into one. Why?
As Sinofsky said on his Twitter page, he just “couldn’t resist.”
With safety in mind Sinofsky decided to wear a pretty large helmet and, to many, did the unthinkable. But there’s a method to his madness…The purpose of the exercise was not to exhibit the Surface’ versatility, but rather acted as a marketing tool to display the stiffness of the chassis and the strength of the glass protecting the display. The only problem, that is yet left out by Steven Sinofsky, is to find out if it still works after that show.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen this trick before. A few years ago, Chad Knight, a professional skater, took the iPad and turned it into a skateboard as well. We’ve embedded the video below.
The end result of the Microsoft Surface skateboard wasn’t nearly as entertaining. There also weren’t many puns made about it either, so you take the good with the bad.