New Cortana Powered Invoke Speaker revealed by Harmon Kardon

New Cortana Powered Invoke Speaker revealed by Harmon Kardon

Unsurprisingly, the device got a formal announcement from Microsoft and Harman Kardon today.

Microsoft estimates that about 145 people already use Cortana on the PC and on mobile devices. This sophisticated device is flawless for those who want to make the most of every moment of their day.

Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered speaker, called Invoke, is set to launch in the Fall, and while it hasn't been properly announced yet, a product page for it did briefly appear on the web, revealing numerous juicy details.

Harman Kardon's Invoke smart speaker will be released in the fall.

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Cortana began on Windows Phone before expanding to Windows 10 and Xbox One, and the voice-enabled assistant is now starting to expand to third-party devices through the Cortana Device SDK. He also said the device would tap into Microsoft's productivity applications, such as calendars.

"We are excited to partner with Harman Kardon to create a speaker that combines premium audio and stylish design with the intelligence of Cortana." said Jordi Ribas, CVP, AI Products at Microsoft.

The intelligent personal assistant also sports a do-not-disturb mode and even the settings of the Cortana can be altered by the users of the AI so that they are able to call the other users by their names or even nicknames.

The company confirmed that the Invoke will be available in two colours, Pearl Silver (white) and Graphite (black). Meanwhile, the Invoke comes with Harman's Sonique far-field voice recognition tech, which employs seven microphones to help recognize voice commands even in high ambient noise.

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Meanwhile, Amazon is reinforcing its position as the leader in the burgeoning market for voice assistants: Earlier this month, Amazon unveiled the Echo Look, a camera for the bedroom powered by the Alexa voice assistant. The speaker will project sound or have the ability to pick up sound from a full 360 degrees. The 2 passive radiators are tuned to give a solid bass performance from a small enclosure.

Skype calling: Make and receive hands-free calls to cell phones, landlines, and any Skype-enabled device.

While information is fairly thin on the ground about the capabilities of the speaker, it is safe to assume that it will follow in the same vein as the Amazon Echo and the Google Home.

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