Ok, so what can I say? This kettle boils water, that's what I need in a kettle. So, there would seem to be little to say about one that fulfils this basic task. But then a cheap plastic kettle would do the job, maybe not quite as fast but just as well.
What then does this one have over the cheaper version? Well for one thing there is the already mentioned speed, it is really quick, noticeably so over my now defunct 'top brand' one. It pours well too, water doesn't dribble over the worksurface, like previous kettles I've used. A large translucent section shows readily the volume, in 'cups' of water inside; how this will stand up to the obscuring effects of limescale I don't know. The lid opening is a bit small and requires a little manouvreing to get the mixer tap to engage, if there's anything in the sink, filling this up becomes a bit tricky.
The main selling point, however, are the coloured lights; the translucent section can be illuminated in one of a choice of colours. I am personally not too bothered about having a light up kettle, though I might find a bit more cheery on a dark winter's morning, I have switched the light off till then. Where the lighting is handy is the transition from blue to red as the kettle boils, which is nice but not indispensable.
Overall this a perfectly good kettle with a few 'knobs and whistles'. I'm not crazy about it but I don't think I could ever get excited about a kettle and there is no good reason to mark it down.