Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke smart ppeaker, requesting a reset, by showing its red lights rotating.

Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Picture Gallery




We’ve snapped many pictures of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, its parts, and packaging.  Specifically, these come from the various posts we wrote about this Cortana enabled device.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for easy viewing.  Further, we’ll add more as we add them to new posts.  Often, it just takes viewing some photos to learn how to perform with these speakers.  Hope these help.




 

Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Package

First, we have the original box, showing pics of the Invoke speaker on the outside.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, front view, new in box, outer plastic removed.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, front view, new in box, outer plastic removed.

Second, showing the protective plastic.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, front view, new In box.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, front view, new In box.

Third, the next shot shows the box with the protective plastic off.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, side view, new in box, outer plastic removed.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, side view, new in box, outer plastic removed.

Then, we have the securing tape circles on two sides of the outer box, that hold it closed.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, new in box, showing the sealing tape.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, new in box, showing the sealing tape.

And then, we remove the outer box, top part.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, new in box, with the sealing tape removed.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, new in box, with the sealing tape removed.




The Stuff Inside the Box

Further, we have our first look at the speaker inside here.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, new in box, with the top outer shell removed.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, new in box, with the top outer shell removed.

Then, we removed the speaker from the holder.  Showing the empty pedestal here.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, original box bottom, pedestal part, that contains the manuals and power adapter.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, original box bottom, pedestal part, that contains the manuals and power adapter.

Moreover, we found that the top of the pedestal lifts out, revealing another, little box underneath.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, original box bottom, with pedestal part removed.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, original box bottom, with pedestal part removed.

 

Then, we remove the inner box, that holds the instructions and power adapter.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker inner accessories box, removed from outer box bottom.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker inner accessories box, removed from outer box bottom.

Next, we opened that little inner box to find a second plastic bag within.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker inner box, shown open, with included documentation in view.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker inner box, shown open, with included documentation in view.

And then. ahhhh.  Here’s the power adapter, also encased in a plastic bag.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker power adapter, in original plastic bag.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker power adapter, in original plastic bag.




Next, we spread the entire box contents out on our living room floor.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, completely unboxed, showing accessories, the speaker itself, and the pamphlets.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, completely unboxed, showing accessories, the speaker itself, and pamphlets.

 

Introducing the Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker 

First, there’s the back of the invoke speaker, showing the surround metal grill and RESET button.

Picture of the RESET button on the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, showing its RESET button.

Second, we have the Harman Kardon invoke speaker along with its power adapter, sitting on our kitchen floor.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana smart speaker, with its AC adapter unplugged from wall and powered off.
Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana smart speaker, with its AC adapter unplugged from wall and powered off.

 

Features of the Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker

First, we show the volume ring with purple arrows.

Picture of the volume setting ring on the Invoke smart speaker by Harman Kardon.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, its volume adjustment ring.

Next, we show the light pattern that Invoke displays when you adjust the volume.

Picture of the changing light pattern on the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker, as the volume ring is rotated.
Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker, showing what happens while adjusting volume with the ring, light pattern changes accordingly.

Next, we show the Invoke while its booting.

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana smart speaker, reboot in progress.




Next. we show the Invoke, powered off, although it looks the same when turned on.

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana smart speaker, top front view, showing the speaker powered off.

Then, we show the size of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker by holding it.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, front view, unboxed, held In hand.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, front view, unboxed, held In hand.

Then, we flipped the Invoke upside down in order to connect the power supply.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, bottom view, underside of unit, showing USB and power ports.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, bottom view, underside of unit, showing USB and power ports.

Next, we photographed the DC power input port.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, bottom view, showing USB and power ports closeup.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, bottom view, showing USB and power ports closeup.

Next, yet another front view shot.

Picture of the front of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker, front view.




Pairing the Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker to Bluetooth

First, we have another rear view shot, with the Bluetooth pairing button pointed out by the purple arrow.

Picture of the Bluetooth button at the rear of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker, highlighted by the purple arrow.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker, back view, with the Bluetooth button highlighted.

Of course, we had to show what the top lights do when the Invoke has entered Bluetooth pairing mode.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker, displaying back and forth white light pattern indicating Bluetooth pairing mode.
Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker, displaying back and forth white light pattern, indicating Bluetooth pairing mode.

 

The Invoke Talking Speaker

Blue Light when Cortana Talks

First, the lighted top on the speaker.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker light pattern, as displayed when the speaker is talking.
Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker light pattern, as displayed when the speaker is talking.

 

Speaker Powered Down

Here, the speaker top is dark.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker light pattern, showing either normal standby mode or speaker powered off.Microsoft Invoke Cortana speaker light pattern, showing either normal standby mode or speaker powered off.
Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker light pattern, showing either normal standby mode or speaker powered off.




Mic Muting

Here, there’s the Mic Mute button when you want to stop Cortana from hearing you.

Picture of the reset button on the back of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated smart speaker.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated smart speaker, back view, showing the reset button.

 

Setup Status

Next, we show the speaker and the rotating gray lights, indication readiness to begin setup.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, front top view, showing lights displaying Ready for Setup status.
Harman Kardon Invoke voice activated speaker, front top view, showing lights displaying Ready for Setup status.

 

Invoke Speaker Powered Down

Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana smart speaker, top front view, showing the speaker powered off.

 

Red Lights Show Speaker Ready for Reset

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke smart ppeaker, requesting a reset, by showing its red lights rotating.
Harman Kardon Invoke smart ppeaker, requesting a reset, by showing its red lights rotating.

Specifically, a reset request by the speaker happens as follows.  Wait too long after entering setup before actually setting up the speaker, it times out and wants a reset.

Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Power Adapter

Picture of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter, showing the logo side.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter, showing the logo side.




Next, we show a side view of the power adapter.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter, side view.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter, side view.

Then, we have the back of the adapter, showing the AC input prongs.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter prong-specs label side view.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter prong-specs label side view.

Further, we show the size of the DC output plug.  We shot it beside a metric ruler.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter, showing its DC output connector against a metric ruler.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter, showing its DC output connector against a metric ruler.

Next, we did a close-up of the DC output plug.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter DC output connector, showing the center positive hole.
Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker AC power adapter DC output connector, showing the center positive hole.

Then, we shot the speaker bottom, showing the DC output connector inserted into the speaker base.

Picture of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, showing the AC power adapter plugged Into speaker power port, bottom view.
Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, showing the AC power adapter plugged Into speaker power port, bottom view.




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Revision History

    • 2017-12-07: Originally published.