The Harman/Kardon Invoke is a smart speaker powered by Microsoft’s Cortana that is coming this Autumn, the third week of October specifically. However, the company is yet to announce its price – well, Microsoft may have let that slip through Xbox Live awards.
The Invoke speaker was listed as an award worth $150, which would put it above the cost of a new Amazon Echo Plus ($150 with a Hue bulb) and the Google Home ($130, but backordered). Well, H/K does have a reputation for premium quality and price.
You can make Skype calls with your Invoke or listen to Spotify (now that Groove Music got the axe), but can Microsoft offer the same level of smart home integration that Amazon and Google are pushing?