How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke 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 it to raise and lower the volume. Or you may rotate the outer ring at the top of the speaker. This post explains how to adjust volume on Microsoft Invoke … Continue reading How to Adjust Volume on Microsoft Invoke Speaker





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





Invoke Cortana Reset Button, Where is It

Here, we show you how to find the Invoke Cortana reset button on the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker.  The mic mute button. It’s the only button on the back of the unit. It also serves as the  RESET button. This button is easy to get at, as it is not deeply recessed.  So be careful … Continue reading Invoke Cortana Reset Button, Where is It





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 Reboot the Microsoft Invoke Smart Speaker

You may wish to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it exhibits unstable performance, becomes non responsive to Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks unexpectedly, or suffers other unexplained oddities. Always try a device restart first (described here), as this often clears up many problems, and avoids the unnecessary action … Continue reading How to Reboot the Microsoft Invoke 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