Harman Kardon Invoke supports voice-activated Skype calling

Sean Jeffries avatar. By: Sean Jeffries
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Skype has been a popular messaging app for quite some time but recently its dominant position has been rightfully challenged.

That apart, Skype has been platform agnostic and is available across Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox, and Android Wear smartwatches.

Starting from now the Skype, will also be available on the Harman Kardon Invoke, the first smart speaker powered by Cortana.

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The Harman Kardon Invoke comes equipped with seven-far field microphones designed to capture 360° sound. Moreover, the Invoke is also capable of recognizing amidst noise and still respond.

As we explained earlier, the Invoke can be used to communicate with Skype and will also work in tandem with Cortana.

As a limited offer, the speaker is offered with free Skype calls from the US to mobiles and landlines in the US, Mexico and Canada.

The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, with Cortana by Microsoft, is the first of these devices embedded with easy, voice-activated Skype calling to your Skype contacts, phone contacts, and local businesses- Skype Team

The Harman Kardon Invoke is in direct competition with the recently launched Google Home and the Amazon Echo, both of which come with a hands-free calling feature.

Despite that, Harman Kardon claims superior audio quality as opposed to its competition. The Invoke can also connect with the most widely used music streaming service like Spotify and Pandora and can also be used to control other smart home appliances.

Unlike Google and Amazon, Microsoft offers Cortana integration to third parties, something that may just turn out to be the best decision the company has taken.

The smart speaker segment is crowded with products from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung.

The Harman Kardon Invoke is priced at $199 and is available at the US Microsoft Store and the official manufacturer’s website as well.

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