/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

Take a look at Harman Kardon's Cortana-enabled smart speaker

Microsoft's answer to Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod is a $199 Cortana-enabled smart speaker with Harman Kardon audio.

headshot2
Molly Price
cortana-invoke-6
1 of 9 Chris Monroe/CNET

Harman Kardon Invoke

Harman Kardon and Microsoft joined forces to create Invoke, a Cortana-enabled smart speaker. 

cortana-invoke-5
2 of 9 Chris Monroe/CNET

Cortana-enabled smarts

Invoke's user interfaces include a volume control ring and a touchpad on the top of the device. 

cortana-invoke-7
3 of 9 Chris Monroe/CNET

Premium sound quality

Three woofers and three tweeters, plus seven microphones means Invoke sounds great and Cortana can hear you from far away. 

screenshot-20171019-163437
4 of 9 Molly Price/CNET

Compatible music streaming

Music services currently available on Invoke include Spotify, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. 

cortana-invoke-8
5 of 9 Chris Monroe/CNET

Speaker controls

Invoke incudes a mute button and bluetooth pairing button on the back of the device.

screenshot-20171019-163231
6 of 9 Molly Price/CNET

Cortana app categories

From the Cortana app, you can customize your interests and category details. 

harman-kardon-invoke-crop.jpg
7 of 9 Harman Kardon

Color options

Invoke comes in two colors: Graphite and Pearl/Silver (pictured). 

cortana-invoke-4
8 of 9 Chris Monroe/CNET

LED indicator

LED lights on the Invoke's touchpad indicate Cortana's activity. 

screenshot-20171019-163405
9 of 9 Molly Price/CNET

Cortana as a mobile app

Ask questions and complete tasks in the Cortana app.  

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

59 Photos
Nintendo Switch: The best games to play right now

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The best games to play right now

41 Photos
Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

More Galleries

Subaru Solterra STI feels like a natural extension

5 Photos
2022 Porsche Cayenne adds snazzy Platinum Edition

More Galleries

2022 Porsche Cayenne adds snazzy Platinum Edition

9 Photos
Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more

59 Photos
2022 Polestar 2 is clean and techy

More Galleries

2022 Polestar 2 is clean and techy

28 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos