Meet Invoke, the intelligent home speaker from Harman Kardon, powered by Cortana. Invoke combines premium audio with your personal digital assistant to help you make the most of the moments that matter.
At a Glance:
Voice control your music
Make and receive calls with Skype
Work across your devices
Get answers to your questions
Control your smart home
Set and receive reminders
HARMAN’s SONIQUETM far-field voice recognition technology
What's in the box:
1 x Main Unit
1 x Power Adaptor
1 x Quick Start Guide
Invoke brings together Harman Kardon’s audio heritage with Cortana by Microsoft, resulting in an elegantly designed, intelligent speaker for the home. Crafted from premium materials, Invoke’s striking metallic speaker cabinet delivers power and projects sound at full 360-degrees, revealing every beautiful detail in your music. At the heart of Invoke is Cortana, your personal digital assistant, helping you stay connected to what’s important. Now you can enhance every moment at home with captivating sound, voice control your music and smart home technology, make and receive hands-free calls with Skype, set and receive reminders seamlessly across your devices, get answers to your questions, and more.
- Rated Power
- Frequency Response
- 60-20kHz (-6dB)
- 1.75" (45mm) x 3
- Dome tweeter
- 0.5" (13mm) x 3
- Bluetooth Version
- Power Supply
- Power cable length
- 47" (1.2m)
- Wireless network
- 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz)
- Dimensions (DxH)
- 4.2 x 9.5" (107 x 242mm)
- Product Weight
- 2.3 lbs (1kg)
- Supported audio formats
- AAC, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC,WMA, WAV
Invoke is rated
Rated 5 out of
Beautifully designed very premium...Love Cortana
I bought this for me and one for my dad, so far it's been amazing...setup could not have been easier, sound quality for music and calls is crystal clear, home automation commands work but could be faster (submitted feedback to Microsoft)...seems like it waits a bit too long when a command is given to verbalize and execute. If I say set lights to 10% it waits for a few seconds of silence before it responds.
Hope you and Microsoft continue to improve on this device and connected smart home features!
Cortana is awesome she sounds great and is very useful for reminders, lists, quick knowledge.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of
Love the Invoke! It needs to be advertised more.
Love the quality of sound and love Cortana, much smarter than Alexa at everyday stuff and smart homes. Use Invoke more than the three Echo's around the house. In ways it does more and ways it does less than Echo, but I love that Invoke/Cortana has more intelligence and not just doing label matches with smart home things. It works well with Samsung SmartThings and Emerson Sensi thermostats (Sensi's cost much less too others).
Did I say I love to sound quality - for the size of the device it really is fantastic. It will not thump your house but lows in vocals and other non-extreme lows sound great. Brass, classical, jazz, country, Christian and vocal music is very good. Hip Hop not so great.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of
I've owned invoke since October. This is an excellent speaker. Very high quality and nice design. It is very durable.
Cortana is the smartest and best AI out there. It's speech recognition is near perfect. Compared to Alexa, Siri and Google home Cortana is more capable and able to reach the desired information more appropriately. Music and podcasts are fun through Spotify and tune in.
Disadvantages: they need to have more smart home companies on board.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of
Why didn't I hear about this?
Got this as a gift and all I can think of is why haven't I heard of this? There's absolutely zero advertisements on TV and the only smart speakers you ever hear about has Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Harmon Kardon is obviously a go-to for sound quality and Cortana does exactly what I need it to. Would be great if HK would make a whole ecosystem so I could have one in every room
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of
Love the speaker, great quality. Love Cortana, hope Microsoft continues to invest in it!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 1 out of
Severely lacking basic features
Skype for Business support.... Nope
Bluetooth audio and microphone support.... Nope
If you want to make a Cortana speaker to complete with the other digital assistant speakers out there at least bring your "A" game. This is a great speaker for sound, but if that is all I wanted it for I would have purchased just a speaker. Is it too much to ask to have a speaker that supports full Bluetooth audio and microphone support? If you can only support the consumer Skype product at least give us proper Bluetooth support so we can use the Invoke as a speaker phone until you can broaden your supported app list. I'm trying to really hard to drink the Microsoft cool-aid but it's only giving me indigestion..........
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of
I really like the invoke and am very glad I bought it for my wife for Christmas (early). She loves music and has wanted quality music in our kitchen for a very long time.
I highly recommend this device. We like it a lot.
Outstanding audio quality. Fills the entire room. Deep base. Amazing that such good quality can come from a speaker so small.
Really easy setup.
Integrates with Spotify and my wife can control it using her tablet.
Cortana seems to work better on this device than on other devices I have. She just hears us better.
Price was about right.
The unboxing was actually really fun for my wife.
Did I mention the audio quality is really good???
It lost the connection to our wifi (but that could just be our wifi . . .) and had to be rebooted.
Cortana needs more skills (shopping and such), but those are coming.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of
Great build quality, surprisingly good audio!
I have 2 Alexa devices and I've stopped using them in favor of my Invoke. The build quality is excellent and music plays so much better on it. It looks good in the kitchen, and it fills the whole room with sound when listening to Spotify.
I've also noticed that the accuracy is top notch. Rarely do I have to repeat myself when asking the Invoke a question. Plus, getting a fun fact from hitting the top is so much fun!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Does it have a timer function to switch off or sleep
Hello! Yes the Invoke goes to sleep mode whenever it is not getting any commands or activity for about 10mins.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Any chance Invoke will support Deezer? Some of your products already support Deezer. :)
There is no information yet if Invoke will support Deezer. For you to currently enjoy what Invoke can offer, you can always use iHeart, TuneIn and, Spotify those are the current music application that is supported by Invoke.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Can muliple Invoke's be syncronized to play music?
Hi, The Harman/Kardon Invoke cannot be synchronized with each other as these speakers work independently. You can definitely set up two units using the same Cortana app, with the same account, but they will still work independent of each other. These are self-contained systems, and will not work in tandem.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Can I stream music from my iPhone? (Using iMusic)
You can play music through your phone via Bluetooth.
Date published: 2018-04-02
How do i perform a factory reset on the invoke? After 2 days, Cortana's only response is "sorry, try again soon"
- To reset the unit for WiFi setup, hold the microphone mute button for 5 seconds.
- To reset via power cycle, just unplug the device and plug it back in.
- To reset the device back to factory defaults, power on the device, then press and release the pinhole reset button. This button is located to the left of the microphone mute button. Do not press any other buttons. You will need to run the setup again.
if these does not fix the problem, we would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.harmankardon.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Can I use Invoke to play music in China? Not sure if the iHeartRadio can be connected in mainland China?
The Invoke needs to be set-up on the Cortana App first before being able to play music. Unfortunately, the Cortana App is available only in the US as of now.
Date published: 2018-03-13
When I unplug the Invoke, To move it to another room in same house, will it need to be setup again, or will it auto connect to the same Wi-Fi ?
Your Invoke will reconnect to the same Wi-Fi network as long as it is within range.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Are there plans to support multiple Microsoft and/or Spotify accounts?
So far there are no plans being made yet for those, Please subscribe to our newsletter to get updates from our products.
Date published: 2018-03-31