Google Assistant, never truly managing to take off on Windows, iOS, or Android devices, let alone on a smart speaker that primarily relies on its voice assistant as a key selling point. While the Invoke still supports Cortana, which is pretty much dead as a standalone thing, the newest (and biggest ever) discount makes this a must-buy even if you don't intend to use the intelligence of the product very often.Its name is Cortana, Microsoft's veteran virtual assistant, which actually saw daylight a couple of years before
We're talking massive savings of 160 bucks compared to the Invoke's price charged through its manufacturer's website right now. At $199.95, this was never a prohibitive gadget, but at $39.99, it's a full $60 cheaper than the "regular" Google Home and Amazon's second-gen Echo... at their list prices. This isn't your typical eBay deal offered by some third-party seller without a warranty either, coming straight from Microsoft's outlet store.
The Harman Kardon Invoke units on sale in a "limited quantity" are naturally brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged, sold in their original packaging with free standard nationwide shipping and free 30 day returns.
Apart from a more than decent set of "smart" features, including everything from smart home controls to reminders, lists, answers to questions, Skype calls, and news and weather updates (all available just one voice command away), the Invoke also has "premium sound" going for it, courtesy of 3 woofers, 3 tweeters, and 2 passive radiators. That alone makes it an essentially irresistible bargain at a measly 40 bucks.