For the kids I set up a couple of Raspberry Pi devices with the ‘official’ 7″ touchscreen and turned them into alarm clocks. It has worked well. I added a speaker to E’s a while back and now W wants an alarm so he’ll get one too! The speakers are large but sound very good.
After moving in August I have yet to put all of the server gear back into the rack mount enclosure. While I don’t want to do it right and punch down the Ethernet cables, I am happy to terminate them and then use a couple patch panel. The following is the one I’ll try.ETS 24 Port CAT6 Half U in Line Pass Through Keystone Coupler STP High Density Patch Panel