Chime in: Are you buying a Harman Kardon Invoke speaker? (poll)

Invoke Speaker
Invoke Speaker (Image credit: Windows Central)

Last week, we published an in-depth review of the Invoke speaker, by our Executive Editor Daniel Rubino. If you haven't read it yet, you should. There's a lot to like about Invoke, but it's far from perfect and Rubino sums the whole thing up nicely.

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Still, we have a soft spot for Cortana, and Invoke is a great product. The audio quality in particular is very impressive. There's a conversation happening right now in our forums about whether or not our community members already bought Invoke or if they soon plan to.

I ordered the silver model. I know a lot of people (including my wife) will ask why? Well, very simply, I love Cortana and I'm looking forward to comparing her with Alexa. The Skype integration is a big plus however Alexa has this now with her own messaging and calling capabilities. As Dan mentioned in his article, there really is no compelling reason to lay down $200 for this device. I just...

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What do you think? You going all-in on Invoke? If so, why? And if not, why not? If you already use another voice-controller speaker, which one? Vote in our poll below, and then hit the forum link to chime in with specifics.

From the forums: Ordered an Invoke today. Anyone else?

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