Deal: Buy Microsoft's Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana at half price

Microsoft fans rejoice, as the company is running a great promotion on the recently launched Harman Kardon Cortana-enabled speaker, the Invoke.

Although previous rumors suggested the speaker may be available on the market for no more than $150, the Invoke hit the shelves weeks ago for no less than $200.

The good news is Microsoft now offers the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker at half price. It’s now available on Microsoft’s online store for just $99.95, exactly $100 cheaper than the retail price.

Also, customers get to choose between Graphite and Pearl …


Apple expects to ship 4 million units of its HomePod smart speaker in 2018

Apple was originally expected to launch its HomePod smart speaker next month, priced at $349. The combination premium speaker and virtual assistant (in this case, Siri) is now expected to come to market early in 2018. In announcing the delay, Apple said that while it wanted everyone to experience the HomePod, “we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers.” 

The smart speaker category was created by Amazon which combined the Alexa virtual assistant with a speaker to create the Amazon Echo. The product can report the latest weather forecast, stock prices, sports scores, …

Some iPhone X owners report crackling sounds coming out of earpiece speaker

The iPhone X packs a good amount of tech that we haven’t seen on an Apple smartphone before. Cupertino’s $1,000 flagship is the first iPhone to feature an OLED display, a nearly bezel-less design, the new Face ID authentication system, and a unique gesture-based version of iOS 11.
Given the amount of new stuff present, the news of some iPhone X owners experiencing issues at launch isn’t exactly surprising. One of these issues came in the form of a green line running down the outer edge of the handset’s OLED panel. While the problem is …

Google Home smart speaker just $86 with coupon code

Normally priced at $129 when purchased from the Google Store, the Google Home smart speaker is available for only $86 from online retailer Rakuten with the use of a coupon code. The device can answer your inquiries related to the weather, news, sports scores and more. Google Home can set timers and alarms, confirm your flight information and stream your favorite songs. It also can control your smart appliances inside your home including the thermostat, lighting, entertainment systems, and more.

To take advantage of this deal, click on the sourcelink and you’ll end up at Rakuten’s online …

Images of upcoming Moto Mods leak; Amazon Alexa speaker and Polaroid Insta-share printer surface

Back in February, during MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Motorola announced several new Moto Mods for the Moto Z and Moto Z2 series. Among the modular accessories introduced were the Amazon Alexa speaker and the Polaroid Insta-Share printer. Today, tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass sent out a tweet that gives us a look-see at both new MotoMods. The Alexa speaker converts your Moto Z(2) into a handheld Echo smart speaker thanks to the presence of virtual assistant Alexa. The latter will control your smart home, give you the latest news and weather, allow you to shop by voice through Amazon, and much more.  …

Microsoft's Harman Kardon Invoke speaker expected to arrive in late October for $150

Microsoft’s Cortana-enabled speaker built by Harman Kardon, the Invoke, was confirmed to launch on the market sometime this fall, but no details about the device’s exact release date and price emerged until now.

Well, it looks like if you’ve been waiting for the Cortana-enabled speaker you won’t have to wait too long now. According to a new report, the Invoke will be launched on the market in the third week of October. As mentioned earlier, the speaker was confirmed to hit the shelves this fall, but this is the first time that we have information about a …

Google to produce smart speaker with screen to take on the Amazon Echo Show

After the surprising success of the Amazon Echo created strong demand for the new product category known as the smart speaker, Google launched its Echo challenger last November. With Google Assistant in the role of the virtual personal sidekick, which is held by Alexa on the Echo devices, the Google Home came to market on November 4th, 2016. The latest data show that Amazon controls more than 70% of the smart speaker market with Google accounting for roughly 25%.

Just the other day, Google pulled YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show. This is the version of the Echo that features a 7-inch screen. …

The cheap Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker may be introduced alongside Nokia 2

There are many rumors running around regarding HMD’s plans for the remaining of the year. Many expect the Finnish company to announce at least one more Android smartphone, probably the Nokia 2.

The budget-friendly smartphone is said to go official alongside one more Nokia-branded device, which we thought it would be the Nokia 7 or Nokia 9. However, Finnish media claims HMD will introduce a mere wireless speaker together with the Nokia 2.

The unannounced Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker is said to cost €30-€40 and should be available for purchase by the end of …

Bose's smallest portable Bluetooth speaker SoundLink Micro goes on sale in the US

Bose introduced its smallest portable Bluetooth speaker earlier this month, the SoundLink Micro. If you haven’t pre-ordered one yet, you will now be able to purchase one for just $109.95.

The main advantages of the SoundLink Micro are its small size, IPX7 rating, and battery life. Also, the device allows users to access the voice input for their phone’s Siri or Google Assistant directly from the speaker.

The IPX7 rating confers the speaker the much needed waterproof trait. According to Bose, the SoundLink Micro is built with materials like silicone rubber …

Apple HomePod surfaces in California and China during employee testing of the smart speaker?

Apple’s version of the smart speaker, the Apple HomePod, is expected to be launched in December. Apple is hoping that the launch doesn’t come too late to capture some holiday sales. The device, made up of a speaker and the virtual personal assistant Siri, will take on the product that created the category, the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo. Other smart speakers that will compete with the HomePod include the Google Home, the upcoming Cortana powered Microsoft Invoke, the just announced Sony smart speaker (powered by Google Assistant) and a unit being prepped by Samsung that will include AI assistant …