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



Harman Kardon Microsoft Cortana Invoke Smart Speaker Picture Gallery

We’ve snapped many pictures of the Harman Kardon Microsoft Cortana smart speaker, its accessories, and the original packaging, for the various posts we’re writing about this device.  We’ve put these photos together here in one post for quick and easy viewing and perusing, and we’ll add more here as we add them to new posts.  … Continue reading Harman Kardon Microsoft Cortana Invoke Smart Speaker Picture Gallery



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



How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Voice Activated Speaker

You may control the volume of the sound output on the Cortana smart speaker by Harman Kardon and Microsoft, in two ways.  You can ask the speaker to raise and lower the volume, or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker.  Details follow. How to voice command the Invoke speaker … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Voice Activated 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