Harman Kardon Invoke

7.1/10 AVG.
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  • Harman Kardon Invoke
  • Harman Kardon Invoke
  • Harman Kardon Invoke
  • Harman Kardon Invoke
  • Harman Kardon Invoke

While falling short of the Sonos One, the Harman Kardon Invoke is a solid smart speaker debut for Cortana.

- Terry Walsh , Digital Trends 

Specs / Features


Specification

Brand Harman Kardon
Warranty 12 months
Release date 22-October-2017
Size 24.1 x 10.7 cm (9.5 x 4.2 in)
Weight 1000 grams (35.3 ounces)

Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)


Android Headlines

Great audio but Cortana needs help

from Android Headlines

The Harman Kardon Invoke is a great speaker, if you do use Windows and Cortana, and are looking for something with some good audio, the Harman Kardon Invoke is definitely worth picking up.

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The Harman Kardon Invoke is a great speaker, if you do use Windows and Cortana, and are looking for something with some good audio, the Harman Kardon Invoke is definitely worth picking up.

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Ars Technica

Cortana isn’t too comfortable in the home yet

from Ars Technica

Harman Kardon is a great partner for Microsoft to have for Cortana's introduction into the home. The Invoke clearly shows off Harman Kardon's audio expertise, producing loud, high-quality sound that's both immersive and convenient.

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Harman Kardon is a great partner for Microsoft to have for Cortana's introduction into the home. The Invoke clearly shows off Harman Kardon's audio expertise, producing loud, high-quality sound that's both immersive and convenient.

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Tom's Guide

Great speaker, but Cortana needs work

from Tom's Guide

Get the excellent-sounding Harman Kardon Invoke speaker if you really, really like Cortana, but the Sonos One offers better audio and a better assistant in Alexa for the same price.

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Get the excellent-sounding Harman Kardon Invoke speaker if you really, really like Cortana, but the Sonos One offers better audio and a better assistant in Alexa for the same price.

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TechRadar

Late to the race

from TechRadar

The Harman Kardon Invoke has a certain audience in mind: Windows power users looking for a smart speaker they can call their own. Should you eschew Windows services (Skype, Outlook, Office 365, etc..), however, you’ll find a barebones smart speaker that just can’t compare to its peers, the Google Home and Amazon Echo.

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The Harman Kardon Invoke has a certain audience in mind: Windows power users looking for a smart speaker they can call their own. Should you eschew Windows services (Skype, Outlook, Office 365, etc..), however, you’ll find a barebones smart speaker that just can’t compare to its peers, the Google Home and Amazon Echo.

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Engadget

The first Cortana speaker sounds amazing

from Engadget

The Invoke is a great piece of hardware hamstrung by Cortana's fledgling ecosystem. It could get better over time, but most consumers would likely be better off with a competing smart speaker that might not sound as good but can do much more.

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The Invoke is a great piece of hardware hamstrung by Cortana's fledgling ecosystem. It could get better over time, but most consumers would likely be better off with a competing smart speaker that might not sound as good but can do much more.

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WPCentral

An impressive Cortana speaker that sorely lacks a killer feature

from WPCentral

Invoke mirrors the story of Microsoft's Windows phones, where excellent hardware and a good software experience were overshadowed by the competition. There's nothing wrong with the Invoke, but there's also nothing groundbreaking, which is a problem when you're trailing in mindshare....More

Invoke mirrors the story of Microsoft's Windows phones, where excellent hardware and a good software experience were overshadowed by the competition. There's nothing wrong with the Invoke, but there's also nothing groundbreaking, which is a problem when you're trailing in mindshare. Had the Invoke come out last year, this conclusion would be different.

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Cnet

The first Cortana-enabled smart speaker is here

from Cnet

If you're a fan of Cortana, Windows 10 or Microsoft in general, Harman Kardon's Invoke is an exciting new smart speaker with quality sound and most of the expected smart speaker tricks.

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If you're a fan of Cortana, Windows 10 or Microsoft in general, Harman Kardon's Invoke is an exciting new smart speaker with quality sound and most of the expected smart speaker tricks.

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Venture Beat

A fun, powerful Cortana speaker

from Venture Beat

With a $199 price tag, the Invoke is $70 more than a Google Home and twice the price of the second-generation Amazon Echo. It does come with some fun and distinctive features, and the enterprise offerings could be helpful at home and at work.

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With a $199 price tag, the Invoke is $70 more than a Google Home and twice the price of the second-generation Amazon Echo. It does come with some fun and distinctive features, and the enterprise offerings could be helpful at home and at work.

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SlashGear

Cortana finds her voice

from SlashGear

The Harman Kardon Invoke is a handsome, great-sounding speaker with smarts that focus on a single busy person. Now, Microsoft needs to demonstrate it has the commitment to build on that with more features and skills, in order to make Cortana the go-to assistant the software company clearly would like her to be.

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The Harman Kardon Invoke is a handsome, great-sounding speaker with smarts that focus on a single busy person. Now, Microsoft needs to demonstrate it has the commitment to build on that with more features and skills, in order to make Cortana the go-to assistant the software company clearly would like her to be.

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The Verge

A smart speaker for Microsoft’s world

from The Verge

If you do live in Microsoft’s world and sound quality has some importance to you, there’s a lot to like about the Invoke. It’s further along than where Amazon or Google were at their debuts, and it already does a lot of things you want a smart speaker to do. Plus, it doesn&rsquo...More

If you do live in Microsoft’s world and sound quality has some importance to you, there’s a lot to like about the Invoke. It’s further along than where Amazon or Google were at their debuts, and it already does a lot of things you want a smart speaker to do. Plus, it doesn’t compromise on sound quality quite as much as the others.

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