Grab the Cortana-infused Harman Kardon Invoke for just $50

The Harman Kardon Invoke is entering impulse-buy territory with its latest price drop. If you've been looking to add the Cortana-powered speaker to your home, you can currently pick one up for just $50 at the Microsoft Store.

The discounted price is a far cry from the $200 price tag that the speaker debuted with last year, and it's half of the $100 price that the speaker regularly goes for nowadays. Apart from a similar price drop at Best Buy earlier this year, this is the best price we've seen for the speaker so far.

As we found in our review, the Invoke is an impressive speaker with great sound quality and an excellent design. It also brings Cortana smarts to the mix, allowing query the digital assistant for answers, control smart home devices, and play music using your voice. Essentially, the Invoke mimics functionality you'd find in other smart speakers that pack Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant.

Still, the Invoke doesn't have any one killer feature on its side to set it apart from the competition. If you're already heavily invested in Google's or Amazon's ecosystem, there was little reason to venture out for an Invoke at its original price. But at $50, it's likely a great buy for those who want to see what the speaker is all about.

If you're curious, you can snag the Harman Kardon Invoke now in either "Graphite" or "Pearl Silver" for $50 a pop.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl