Microsoft and Harman Kardon’s Invoke Cortana speaker has been slowly winding its way to the market over the last year, and now in the latest development, the smart speaker has been revealed in full by the FCC, who have posted the device’s user manual, specs and internal and external photos.
Not quite as pretty as in Harman’s glamour shots, the compact device is revealed to have a 40-watt speaker system with 3 1.75 inch woofers and 3 05 inch tweeters with a 60 to 20 kHz frequency response.
External photos show the stubby device will have a volume ring on top, a microphone on and off button on the bottom, Bluetooth pairing button, and that the LED light area on top will also work as a button.
The user manual shows that besides presumably voice control, the device can also respond to taps on the top button, being able to answer calls by tapping the touch panel or declining them with a long press.
Windows 10 users on the Creators Update will be able to set up the device using the built-in Cortana app, but iOS and Android users will be forced to install the Cortana app. There does not appear to be a dedicated Invoke app.
Internal photos are less informative of course but do show the 13 LEDs which make up the touch panel.
The device is currently being tested internally by Microsoft and should hit the market (probably US-only) by the end of the year.
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