CNN caught using Microsoft Surface as iPad kickstand

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CNN commentators found a new use for the Surface. Photo: @AdamUCF

Microsoft proudly announced last month that it would be paying CNN to use its Surface tablets for the historic Mid-Term 2014 coverage, but when it came time to actually use Microsoft’s tablet last night, CNN political commentators discovered an incredible new Surface feature: it doubles as an iPad kickstand.

CNN’s talking heads tried to hide their iPad Airs and minis behind a barricade of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets, but it didn’t take long for some observant viewers to notice their preferred tablets are made by Apple.

Check out this guy working on his iPad mini behind the scenes:

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He must be on a fierce Angry Birds level. Photo: Steven Johns/Twitter

Unfortunately for Microsoft, this is just another of several gaffed sponsorships its had over the last few months. The company also sponsors the NFL and provides team with Surface tablets on the sideline to review plays, but commentators have a hard time remembering to not call it an iPad.