Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker, the Invoke, leaked late last night. Today, Microsoft and Harman Kardon are officially launching the new Invoke. We have already exclusively reported some of the key info about the Harman Kardon Invoke, including its name as well as the Skype integration. Today, Harman Kardon has provided some of the technical details for the speaker:
- Premium Sound: Harman Kardon high-quality sound featuring 3 woofers and 3 tweeters give full range, true 360-degree sound. The 2 passive radiators are tuned to give a solid bass performance from a small enclosure.
- Cortana: Cortana is your truly personal digital assistant designed to help you be more productive. Cortana can set reminders, make lists, manage calendars, provide answers to questions, and much more. Cortana also works across devices, including PC and mobile, so she’s there whenever you need help.
- Skype calling: Make and receive hands-free calls to cell phones, landlines, and any Skype-enabled device.
- Smart Home Control: Control your smart home devices including lights and thermostat and more.
- SONIQUE Far-Field Voice technology: Featuring 7 microphones embedded into the speaker, using Harman’s beam forming, echo cancellation, and noise reduction algorithms to ensure Cortana can hear you, even in challenging environments.
The Harman Kardon Invoke will be available in the United States this Fall in Pearl Silver and Graphite. At the moment, it is unkown whether the speaker will be available in other parts of the world — and the speaker’s price is still a mystery.