How to Pair Harman Kardon Invoke as Bluetooth Speaker

The HK Invoke smart speaker also functions as a Bluetooth speaker.  It sports a Bluetooth button, that you press any time you wish to pair this speaker with a new device.  Paring devices include phones, tablets, media players, streamers, or other media source devices.  In this demo, we show how to Pair Harman Kardon Invoke … Continue reading How to Pair Harman Kardon Invoke as Bluetooth Speaker

How to Set Up Invoke Speaker, Setup Cortana Smart Speaker

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very hard.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  In this post, we list the procedure we used for how to set up Invoke speaker.  We’ll do our best to … Continue reading How to Set Up Invoke Speaker, Setup Cortana Smart Speaker

Cortana Invoke Speaker Reboot Instructions

Here, we cover Cortana Invoke speaker reboot instructions.  You reboot if the speaker shows bad performance, goes quiet or does not answer voice requests.  It may emit weird noises, break up, chirp or squeak.  Or, the speaker may suffer other oddities. In any case, always try a speaker reboot first (detailed below).  Why reboot?  Because … Continue reading Cortana Invoke Speaker Reboot Instructions

Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to  just  reconnect to WiFi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Microsoft Cortana smart speaker.  To reconnect to Wi-Fi, but to a different Wi-Fi network, you must first completely reset the this speaker to factory default state.  Then, run through the setup procedure again, like setting up a brand new smart … Continue reading Reconnecting to Wi-Fi on the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

AC Power Adapter Specs for Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

The US version of the power adapter for the Harman / Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker discussed here, features retracting AC prongs, a four-foot long cord, and is pretty light weight for its larger size.  It’s very long, yet its modest width allows  easy fitting into a standard power strip outlet without blocking adjacent receptacles. … Continue reading AC Power Adapter Specs for Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Demo of Unboxing the Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

Harman Kardon really packed their Microsoft Invoke voice activated speaker quite well in the original carton.  In this demonstration, we explain how to safely unbox the speaker, as well as the included documentation and power adapter accessory.  See the next picture for a view of our Invoke speaker, still in the sealed box, in the … Continue reading Demo of Unboxing the Microsoft Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker