It's a collapsible translucent white cube which allows us to have a neutral background and smooth, diffuse illumination for close-up photography of objects. We need it to do product shots for reviews and articles. The coffee or kitchen tables aren't really the best of places for product photography, and, well, you can imagine the states of our desks!
So, of course, I've been having a play. It came with a choice of light or dark backgrounds, but I've just been using a piece of white paper as a backdrop for my initial experiments, with a range of ornaments from around the house:
A rather useful device, and something that will require much more experimentation. However, I'm quite pleased with the original results.
Next: some lights to improve the illumination.
These all used natural light in our front room