Harman Kardon's Cortana powered speaker specs, user manual and photos revealed

On Thursday, the FCC has made available to the public some hitherto confidential parts of a filing by Harman International Industries. The newly visible files include the user manuals, external and internal photos of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker. The Invoke speaker is a Cortana powered personal assistant device planned for launch this year and will feature Skype integration alongside a plethora of other features.

The user manual includes the diagram below showing off the Invoke's buttons and connector layout.

The Invoke Speaker has microphones and a twistable volume control ring around the top. While on the bottom of the device are placed a microphone nn and off button and a Bluetooth pairing button.

Meanwhile under the device itself is a slot for a power connector and a Micro-USB slot which is marked "service-only".

The manual also describes the top panel of the speaker as a touch panel which supports both short taps and long taps whilst displaying "light patterns", presumably the iconic Cortana circle.

The full specifications of the Invoke are:

  • Rated Power: 40W
  • Frequency Response: 60-20kHz (6dB)
  • Speakers Woofer: 1.75" (45mm) x 3
  • Dome tweeter: 0.5" (12mm) x 3
  • Bluetooth version: 4.1
  • Power Supply: 19V / 2A
  • Power Cable Length: 233cm (7' 8")
  • Idle Power Consumption (mic off/mic on): 1.89W / 2.88W
  • Wireless Network: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
  • Dimensions (DxH): 10.7 x 24.2cm (4.2" x 9.5")
  • Product Weight: 1kg (2.3lbs)
  • Supported Audio Formats: AAC, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, WAV

Source: Federal Communications Commission via MSPU (Images: FCC)

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