The Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana-powered speaker was introduced at a list price for $199, and for a long time stubbornly held onto that price, despite reports of low sales.
The high-quality speaker was then discounted to $99 earlier this year, and today, on the day Amazon announced a deluge of Echo products, can be picked up for a mere $49.99.
The Harman Kardon Invoke combines premium audio with Microsoft’s intelligent personal digital assistant and at $49.99 price tag, you can buy it purely on the strength of its audio quality alone. It is crafted from premium materials and its striking metallic speaker cabinet delivers power and projects sound a full 360-degrees, filling even a large room. In addition to the great sound and look, you get Cortana’s intelligence as a bonus with this speaker.
- Voice-activated speaker with premium sound and Cortana’s intelligence
- Powerful 360° sound delivered from 3 woofers, 3 tweeters, and 2 passive radiators
- Play your favourite music with the sound of your voice
- Get answers to questions, manage your schedule, set and receive reminders, and more
- Make and receive hands-free calls with Skype
- Voice-control your smart home devices
- Free Skype calling from the US to mobile phones and landlines in the US, Canada and Mexico