Microsoft has been working with third-party manufacturers to expand Cortana to smart speakers. The Invoke from Harman Kardon is one such product. The Samsung-owned company unveiled its Invoke smart speaker back in May this year but it didn’t really say precisely when it will be released and how much it will cost. It appears that the pricing for the Harman Kardon Invoke has been revealed by an accidental listing on Microsoft’s own website.
The listing was spotted on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Rewards page. It was discovered in the MyVIP Bling section of the Xbox Live Rewards page. The section lists items that users can purchase with their MyVIP Gems.
Each item’s approximate retail value is listed alongside the gem count. The Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana-powered smart speaker was spotted on that page with a gem count of 5,000 and an average retail price of $150.
There hasn’t been a confirmation as yet concerning the price from Microsoft or Harman Kardon. Given that this information has been revealed on Microsoft’s own website, there just might be some truth to it. We can expect the Harman Kardon Invoke to cost around $150 when it eventually goes on sale.
The listing has now been removed from the aforementioned page so it’s still unclear when this product will arrive. Hopefully, there will be more information about its release and availability in the near future.