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



How to Set Up New Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

While setting up a brand new or used Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker involves numerous steps, none are very difficult.  Just focus on the current step you’re working on, and progress through this list.  We’ll do our best to keep it simple and straight forward, so that before you know it, you’ll have your Microsoft … Continue reading How to Set Up New Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker



How to Install and Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker

If your mission is to set up a new Microsoft Invoke Cortana smart speaker from Harman Kardon, you’ll need either the PC, Android, or iOS version of the Cortana app running on a machine that’s on the same network as the one where the Invoke speaker will be hosted.  You must install and set up … Continue reading How to Install and Set Up Cortana App for Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker



How to Reboot the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Harman Kardon Cortana Invoke smart speaker if it exhibits unstable performance, becomes non responsive to voice requests, emits strange sounds, breaks up, chirps or squeaks unexpectedly, or suffers other unusual symptoms. Always try a speaker restart first (described here), as this often corrects numerous problems, and avoids the unnecessary … Continue reading How to Reboot 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



How to Pair Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker

The Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke smart speaker can function also as a traditional Bluetooth speaker.  It sports a Bluetooth button, that you press anytime you wish to pair this speaker with a new device, such as a phone, tablet, media player, streamer, or other media source device.  In this demonstration, we’ll be pairing the Invoke … Continue reading How to Pair Harman Kardon Microsoft Invoke Cortana Speaker as a Bluetooth Speaker