You can do more with the compartments aside from just making sure your herbs and hitter are secure. There is a metal poker underneath the taster box. It's secured by a magnet to keep it in place. The poker can be used to pack the herbs in the hitter so that you get the full benefit from the product you're smoking. Pull the round end of the poker to use it with the hitter. The acrylic design is shiny and is easy to keep clean. The size of the box easily fits into a pocket or other areas so that it's out of the way until you're ready to use the herbs that you have stored in the compartment.