ThinkCamera have recently reviewed the Lastolite CubeLight, a portable studio which the photographer to control the lighting of products, minimizing shadows and isolating the subject from the background.
They rate the cubelight 7/10 and write;
“It does the job very well – but that’s all it does. If you want to build a mini studio that allows you to use soft beautiful lighting then this is almost a no brainer. There are plenty of home brew sites on the web that will show you how to make your own light tent but they won’t give you anything like the flexibility of the Cubelite. The E-Photomaker is a little easier to get on with if you have a compact camera but if you want to take softly lit pictures of big things then a Cubelite should do you nicely. “