Harman Kardon Invoke,can it be modded

Is there anything we can do with this paper weight now that its dead to Microsoft.

Conversation 14 comments

  • StevenLayton

    17 December, 2019 - 3:48 am

    <p>Go back in time and make a better purchasing decision? ;)</p>

  • allberry2001

    17 December, 2019 - 9:04 am


  • Patrick3D

    17 December, 2019 - 10:17 am
    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      17 December, 2019 - 11:41 am

      It wasn’t just over the weekend based on the emails I received.

      Also, if you have to reset a device, and multiple people had to, that means there was a problem.

    • willc

      17 December, 2019 - 4:17 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#499040">In reply to Patrick3D:</a></em></blockquote><p>You shouldn't trust any of Windows Central's "reporting" – it's just an arm of Microsoft PR machine. The "outage" is surely just a lie cooked up to divert attention from the terrible way MS is treating its customers. </p>

  • earlster

    Premium Member
    17 December, 2019 - 12:12 pm

    <p>Use it as a Bluetooth speaker only. Not ideal, but that was always my backup plan for once Cortana was going to retire. It would be cool to put some sonos like software on it, and use it as a wifi speaker.</p>

  • glenn8878

    17 December, 2019 - 12:19 pm

    <p>Put it in electronic waste recycling. You should know better than to buy any consumer product from Microsoft. </p>

  • earlster

    Premium Member
    17 December, 2019 - 12:37 pm

    <p>Way back I was reading a blog, where somebody modified an Invoke to output the audio to a stereo system. Considering that the sound of the Invoke is actually pretty good, maybe the reverse is possible, too. Replace the processing board with say a Raspberry PI and then customize it that way.</p>

    • earlster

      Premium Member
      17 December, 2019 - 12:40 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#499120">In reply to earlster:</a></em></blockquote><p>Or maybe a Chromecast audio as the input?</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      17 December, 2019 - 1:58 pm

      It’s too bad they never figured out stereo pairs.

      • earlster

        Premium Member
        17 December, 2019 - 4:17 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#499155">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Stereo pairs, multi-room, multi-user-identification, lot's of other features that never happened. But hey, it's MS, as many have mentioned we should all know better than to buy consumer products from them. Sadly.</p>

  • Sprtfan

    18 December, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    <p>Probably an odd work around, but I picked up an Echo Link for $10 and have it paired with the Invoke. I get to use Alexa and the Invoke is a nice sounding speaker. I just did this over the weekend since Cortana was having some issues. Might switch back to just the invoke since the problem seems to be fixed but the set up seems to be working fine.</p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    18 December, 2019 - 6:04 pm

    <p>Cram a Raspberry Pi Zero inside its empty, lifeless shell?</p>

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