Harman Kardon speaker powered by Microsoft's Cortana officially introduced


It's been almost six months since Harman and Microsoft teased a new speaker that would be powered by the latter's Cortana digital personal assistant. Well, it looks like the Invoke will soon be available for purchase, Harman confirmed today.

The new speaker has just been listed on Harman Kardon's official website and is “coming soon.” As expected, the Invoke is a circular speaker in the same vein as Google Home and Amazon Echo.

The speaker provides 360 degree sound thanks to its cylindrical form factor, but it also supports the ability to make and receive calls via Skype. The Inkove is likely to be showcased this month at Microsoft's Build conference, but it will not be available for purchase until fall.

No price tag has been put on the Invoke yet, but we may learn more at Build developer conference this week. One thing we do know is the fact that the new speaker will be available in either black or silver.

Customers can already register to be notified when the Invoke will be available for purchase but bear in mind that you won't receive any emails for at least three months from now.



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4 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Will be getting one if it proves to be competitively good. Waiting for reviews before deciding.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hmmm they could have done a better job with the design!

4. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The design looks pretty cool imo.

3. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

"Microsoft....take out your copiers! Satya -Amazon has a thing. We need that, can we shove Cortana into it? Chris - we can do anything, we are Microsoft and they will buy it." It's ok techie i did it for you ;)

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