The Harman Kardon Invoke is now available for $200

by Radu Tyrsina
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While the most popular smart speakers right now feature Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant, the new Harman Kardon Invoke will feature none other than Microsoft’s own Cortana, a digital assistant that has been constantly improving and growing over the last couple of years.

Harman Kardon Invoke specs

The new Harman Kardon speaker features no less than three woofers measuring 1.75 inches. There are also three tweeters in place, each measuring 0.5 inches, that provide 360° sound support.

The speaker also comes with no less than seven microphones packing the power of Sonique technology ensuring the speaker will be responsive no matter what direction you say a command from.

Touch controlled

As it was to be expected from a modern device, the Harman Kardon Invoke comes with a touch control panel. The user can interact with the panel via the awesome Cortana animation displayed on the top.

Tapping on the control panel or twisting the volume control are ways in which users can physically interact with the Cortana-operated device, so voice commands aren’t the only option.

The full power of Cortana for all devices

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Cortana is fully integrated into the smart speaker, which means that users can use all the usual commands they would issue on their Windows 10 computer. Furthermore, the speaker can be paired with other devices in order to get the most out of its features.

Smartphones, laptops and all sorts of devices can be linked to the Invoke. The speaker is not only compatible with Windows 10 but also mobile platforms like Android and iOS.

Great music support

A smart speaker is a great toy for music enthusiasts, which means it should have support for the best music services out there.

At launch, the speaker comes with Spotify, TuneIn and iHeartRadio support. However, Pandora, Deezer, and SoundCloud are on the list and will get support a bit later on.

Overall, this looks like a great addition to the many smart speaker options out there, and it is already available for purchase. US residents can pick this awesome gadget up for around $200 from the Microsoft Store.


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