I have just purchased one of these for a gift. I own one myself and love the simplicity of the look, as well as it doesn't show finger marks. I believe it is loud when coming to the boil, as it drowns out the radio. I have found it is hard to tick all the boxes for a jug.
Noisest kettle we have ever had, Replaced it with a Russel Hobbs kettle, really quiet.