Yep, A6 and RISCube probably are bad for the hardware market, but Omega and RiscStation Laptop are much worse since they took deposits from users and didn't deliver in a reasonable amount of time ... sorry ... didn't deliver the full product by now despite claiming to have it ready much much earlier! That kind of business really can get people think that they should reconsider where to put their money; and "where" can mean the company and/or the operating system.
But I do commend R-Comp since they mention IYONIX pc as a viable, good RISC OS machine and thus are in the open with what they offer! STD on the other hand gives away close to nothing but claims to be one of the rare companies still designing and developing RISC OS hardware - nice one...
But, solutions like these were to be expected after that Alpha Laptop popping up - A6 and RISCube are no different: Pre-configured Windows systems for the user who doesn't want the hassle of setup.
BUT: They all are old 26 bit technonoly which is not going forward into the future. Luckily part of the income goes to Castle (RISC OS License) so that they don't loose all the way on these deals.
I definitively recommend: go for the real system and not an emulated one!