This is a very small softbox but it’s still a vast improvement over a bare flash if you want to soften your light. Sometimes the extra punch it gives you compared to a bigger softbox is also exactly what you want – there’s a time and place for everything. Personally I use it mostly for macro work but on occasion it gets used for portraits as well.
The best thing about this softbox is probably that it can always be with you. If your camera bag has a laptop compartment, this will slide right in there and weighs next to nothing.