Harman Kardon INVOKE with Cortana has officially revealed. Today the company has published a ‘coming soon’ page for the Invoke speaker. Similar to Amazon Echo, the Invoke speaker has a cylindrical design land full 360-degrees sound.
At the heart of Invoke is Cortana, your personal digital assistant, helping you stay on top of what’s important. Enhance every moment with captivating sound, voice control your music and smart home, make and receive hands-free calls with Skype, get answers to your questions, and more.
Invoke brings together Harman Kardon’s audio heritage with Cortana by Microsoft, resulting in a beautifully designed 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.
Microsoft will talk more about Cortana next week at Build and it is expected that they will make the Cortana Skills Kit available to everyone.
For now, you can register to be notified about when the Invoke will go on sale.
There is no official detail about the pricing, but we can expect it to be in the same price range as Google Home and Amazon Echo.
The new Harman Kardon INVOKE with Cortana is expected to ship with Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 3 update this fall. Cortana Speaker will be available in black and silver.
Update: The device is now official announced by Microsoft. This device is available in the US only. Cortana voice activation works with select music services and home automation providers. Set up requires Cortana app for Windows 10 PC or phone (with the Windows 10 Creators Update), Android or iPhone (requires Android version 4.1.2 or higher, or iPhone 4 with iOS 8.0 or higher).