I have been using this item for several months and could have never been happier with it. I bought it originally to serve a temporary purpose, but now I use it almost daily.
This electric kettle definetly beats regular kettles, it's much easier to use. Just pour water in it, flip the "on" switch, and wait for the water to heat up. It's definetly much more simple and hasslefree than a regular kettle. It's also perfect for making tea for a group of people. It's very easy to clean and is very long lasting in general. This thing is much more preferrable than the traditional kettle since it's safer to use, has no spills, and is overall more convenient since you'll know when your water is done. It may be just pouring water in and flipping a switch, but the time it saves on a busy morning is a lot.
I highly recommend this product for any home and especially for a dorm room. It's very cheap ($11) and doesn't take up much space at all. Once you start using this product you'll wonder how you could be without it!