Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana releasing on October 22

Microsoft is now ready with its first Cortana powered Harman Kardon Invoke speaker. The new voice-activated speaker from Harman Kardon is releasing on Sunday, October 22.

Harman Kardon Invoke speaker delivers powerful 360-degree sound from three direct-radiating woofers, three direct-radiating tweeters, and two passive radiators. Invoke also features Harman’s Sonique far-field voice recognition technology with seven-microphones. Spotify Premium, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn will be available at launch. Microsoft is also working with Pandora to add their service in the near future.

Invoke will also feature unlimited free outbound calling from the United States to mobile phones and landlines in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

You’ll also be able to control your smart home devices, including those from SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, Wink, and Insteon. And with the Cortana Skills Kit announced this past spring, a growing list of partners and developers are creating intelligent, personalized experiences for Cortana, including Capital One, Expedia, Fitbit, OpenTable, and others.

Invoke Speaker

Invoke will be available in-store and online at Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and online at HarmanKardon.com. Invoke comes in two color options, Pearl Silver (White) and Graphite (Black) and retails for $199.95 USD.